While downloading the latest weather GRIB files I came across a German group talking on 14313kHz. I have made contact with this group before, some time back and reconnected to say hello.
Besides Gerhard/KR8R vom Eriesee/Ohio there were also Heinz/DL9DBC from Dortmund and Thomas/DL1MDS from Ammersee. Finally Susanne/N1QFE came in and said hello as well. Susanne is an extraordinary sailor of similar ranking like Kirstin Neuschäfer (GGR winner 2023) preparing for landfall in Horta shortly on her SY Nehaj. She is also a TransOcean e.V. member and enthusiastic HAM operator. After a very nice conversation we shall now meet in Horta to exchange some sailor’s yarn.
Susanne is almost there while we are running at 30kn TWS a heading close along the great circle with 1100nm to go.
It will get crowded soon in Peter Café Sport.