Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Sun Comes Up Over Bermuda
Weather looks like we'll get a little bit of everything over the first 48 hours with a nice southwesterly filling in over much of the course thereafter. Stream features south of the main body will likely throw some adverse current on and east of the rhumb line so you'll probably see most of the fleet trying to work west right out of the gate. There was some banter around the porch yesterday about whether we'd see any boats take a flyer to the far east in search of some favorable current but it's a long haul out that way for what might only amount to a knot or knot and a half.
Jeroboam is in fine shape for the return leg. Keane and I scrubbed the bottom yesterday, went up the mast and checked everything out, squared everything away down below and set up the deck gear. Class 1 starts at 12 atlantic time/11 eastern, then class 2 at 12:10, class 3 12:20, class 4 at 12:30, class 5 at 12:40.
I'll try to post updates a couple times a day in route.