Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Countdown 2 days til start Marion-Bermuda 2017 - Mahina Kai

2 days until the start!  Mahina Kai is now positioned at Beverly Yacht Club, the departure host.

 Mahina Kai is Hawaiian for "Moon over water".  Coincidentally the full moon greeted Mahina Kai in Marion tonight.  If you think the moon looks a little smaller than normal, you have a good eye.  This full moon is known as the strawberry minimoon because the moon is now at apogee, its greatest distance from earth in its irregular orbit.  

The moon appears about 14% smaller than when it is at perigee.  You can read all about it at

We will look forward to moonlit nights during the race!

#SVMahinaKai #MBR2017

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