ETA 30 Mar 20:30
WEATHER WIND 229@26kts, Sea Rough, Swell SW 3m, Cloud O/c, Baro 1007
Gold Coast Australia received its first entourage of support today as we were escorted towards the Californian coast by a pod of Sei whales and a sooty Albatross. With under 150nm and less than a day to run until the finish we are hoping it is not the only supporters we seen over the next 24 hours.
As we sail further south the temperature has warmed up slightly making life a lot more enjoyable. Full thermal gear is still required to face the elements, particularly throughout the night where crew find life on deck and down below still bitterly cold. As we near the coast crew are dreaming of warm showers, dry beds and dry clothes and if we continue to make good speeds hopefully dreams will become reality on Friday night.
The wind has maintained its strength allowing us to make some good speed down the Californian coast. The famous California Current however seems to have gone on holiday as we are still not seeing any visible signs of this natural super highway. Hopefully as we sail further east we will begin to see signs of its effectiveness carrying us towards the finish under the Golden Gate Bridge.