Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday Noon Race Update

Day one on the ocean is behind us. And things are looking good as most boats in the fleet seem to have been able to find some wind all night long.

Here is the current positional update from Yellowbrick as of this morning...

Most of the boats are steering south of the rhumb line chasing the wind. As you can see, during the night Sleeper turned even further to the left to do this. And from the telemetry it looks like most of the boats were able to keep up 8 knots all night---not too shabby! But even with the various course adjustments, most of the fleet is still within about a 5 nm radius.

If you want to read up more about the pacific high and how it determines the best route to Hawaii, check out this excellent article at Cruising World

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