I'll get a pre-dawn start tomorrow for Portland, hopefully arriving in time for the Northeast Harbor Race skippers meeting at Centerboard Yacht Club, and an opportunity to visit with some good friends who will turn into fierce competitors on the starting line Friday at 1 PM.
I've yet to do this race. Two years ago, hurricane Irene affected a cancellation but not before I'd sailed up to Portland for the start. Last year the new mast was in but the new main wasn't ready. This looks like it's the year.