Position at 7/12/18 1300 33 55.68 N, 131 48.68 W, 1,561.2 NM to finish
I saw a UFO last night. I thought I might be seeing things - hallucinations from lack of sleep and lack of anything else to look at. But I asked Tony and he saw the same thing. It was the one where a light moves through the sky at speeds and angles not possible by aircraft. From a dead stop, to zipping to another location, then dead stop, then up, etc.
While we both saw it, and had several explanations of what it might be, neither of us thought it to be aliens or flying saucers. But, as we could not identify exactly what it was, it remains a UFO.
This morning we set the kite. First the 3/4 oz, but traded down to the shy kite because of occasional squalls and t
he wind angle was too close for the full sized spinnaker. Once we got settled in with that we set the spinnaker staysail as well. The saying goes; when you set it you gain half a knot of speed, and when you take it down you also gain a knot of speed. So we don't know if it is helping, but high points for us looking like pros.
I think we are doing very well race-wise. Time will tell as it isn't even half over yet, but right now I think we are contenders for winning our division on corrected time.
Lastly, I am very pleased with the boat. Everything works, nothing is breaking (crossing fingers I don't jinx it) and she is sailing fast (for a Morgan) and solid.