We had a great run for about 12 hours at 8+ knots, some of Jeroboam's finest work. The wind nosed around on us a bit this afternoon so we're beating now at a slightly slower pace but hope to return to a fine reach and more close-to-hull-speed action as the wind backs. The big question mark is the low pressure system that's going to be just South of New England soon. I think most of the fleet might be shying away to the west but that's where the first of the wind on the nose will be so I'm tempted to head right for it, catching some of the more favorable wind angles, albeit lighter air. We still have some time to think about it so no decisions have been made yet.
All in all, a grand start to the race. In plenty of breeze, which we've had, Jeroboam typically does well relative to her competition so I'm hoping we're at least even with them at this point. Charge!