Monday, June 22, 2009

Tally Ho, To Newport!

I think we're finally free of the gulf stream and heading toward Newport. The wind has shifted to our advantage and if it holds, we hope to finish sometime Wednesday. The crew is a bit tired. This leg has been much more physically challenging than the first but the sandwich and grapefruit inventory appear to be adequate so onward we slog.


  1. 11:10 EST... Mirari is 45 miles behind you on the same line and tack.... You have 265 miles to go and they have 310. Both north of rhumb... Go go guys!

  2. I was relieved to hear you packed enough grapefruit this time. Stay safe, sail fast. --Mike

  3. 7:30pm, Monday, June 22... You've stretched the lead to over 85 miles now over the closest boat! :)

  4. Guys, If you keep going the way you are, you'll be the 5th boat to finish... possible to finish 4th too. the main body of the fleet is behind you! nice move to avoid the center of the low. no wind... Smart to tack away! You'll be in tomorrow!