A calm set of rollers greeted the boats at the start this morning. Many if the boats used paddles to help get past the breakers. Alan of TVS 3 climbed out on the bow and used his massive wingspan to paddle out. Their boat was the only one that had an issue. As they were going through the breakers, their main slipped off the ring and slouched on them. They waited I
until the were clear of the breakers, they were able to hoist it.
Mischa and Eduard had more daggerboards overnighted that arrived yesterday. From reports, it appears that they are moving a little slower than the front of the pack, maybe another one broke on them.
Thanks to Seacats White for helping out with spare parts for our Velocity boats! We were sad to see them pull out yesterday due to that rear beam splitting on them. The boat has been retired from ocean racing under current management.
Ground crew is heading up the coast now to grab some BBQ. Hopefully it will not be late night in Daytona!