s/v Etoile will likely be able to meet these demands, ideally while also entering the Gulf Stream at about 38N 069W in order to meet the most advantageous current. The fleet's navigators, including our own Garret Whol, have been pouring over Gulf Stream velocity charts and gradient level charts. The celestial navigators, of which there are 15, are concerned about cloud cover over the next few days, which will make fixes difficult. This is my first race using a GPS–I certainly empathize with the complications of attempting c-nav. with no visibility. "We'll see what happens, if all else fails we just sail 165 and see where we end up," said one celestial navigator.