BERUMDA RACE UPDATE
A quick look at the Bermuda Race tracker shows NEIYA regatta chairman Oliver Moore aboard AUGUST WEST rolling along at 7.5 knots, about 457 miles to finish, 5th in class and about 15th in terms of line honors- not bad!
Steve and James Lamb aboard LADY B are slightly behind on the western side of the fleet, about 488 miles from the finish, going about 5.7 kts, 9th in class and 77th for line honors.
Jonathan Green on JEROBOAM is in the middle of the pack, with about 483 miles to go, sitting second in the double-handed class and about 89th for line honors.
Doesn’t look like the fleet has hit the forecasted rough conditions yet- not sure if they even will. Hope the forecast moderates for them and everyone has a good race and gets there safe and sound. Looking at the wind overlays at the moment it looks like the fleet will enjoy a port tack beam reach right down the rhumb line for awhile. Nice!
Have a look at the tracker here http://yb.tl/nb2016 to see how the race is going. Check the buttons on the left to find individual boats and to check the leaderboard.
No matter what happens the line honors race is for second- COMANCHE already finished with an elapsed time of 1 day, 11 hrs and 50 minutes. Average speed 17.8 kts. Not bad for a soft-water craft! See the pics of her out of the water a few weeks ago, getting ready… Hopefully you can get a sense of the scale of this boat- She’s what you might call a big boat, 100 feet long, 30 feet wide- you get the idea.
Good luck, sail safe and Think Ice!