From the crew of the Bermuda Islander: “This morning at 0815 LT (+3 GMT) boat was successfully launched with the distance of 360 nm from Delaware Capes.”

Many emails were exchanged with gratitude for everyone’s efforts to get this little boat set to sea, including one from Ms. Holly Blair, the lead teacher for SOAH: “We have waited so long and worked so hard on this little boat!  My class of 38 sixth grade girls will be thrilled!  Thank you for your hard work to deploy!  We are so excited about her journey! Thank you for the photos.  The girls will be so happy to see the great care that was taken in deploying The Spirit of Ashley Hall. We will keep you informed of her voyage.”

This boat is outfitted with air and water temperature sensors reporting hourly.

SOAH launch