LAT 40 32.0N
LONG 159 06.7W
ETA 0600z 31 Mar 2012
WEATHER WIND 191@17kts, Sea Mod, Swell Confused 2m, Cloud O/C CSt, Baro 1038.1
The weather continues to moderate, and the boat continues to dry out as we sail east towards the finish at the Golden Gate Bridge and the stopover in Oakland.
We are now reaching away under full power and making 10kts towards the finish. The crew are sailing the boat very well and trimming away for peak performance. It is getting to the stage now that as skipper I have very little to do allowing me to catch up on jobs that have been put aside in the rougher weather and also allowing me some time to relax!
While thoughts onboard drift towards Oakland and the finish we must still focus 100% on sailing well. As I said to the crew during happy hour today, all the yachts in the fleet are still relatively close, and all it takes is one little slip up of concentration and our race could be over. If however we sail well, at this speed we should be arriving in Oakland in 7 days time for a weekend arrival and another yellow pennant which would be very special and hopefully attract a vast number of spectator boats to welcome us in.