Position at: 16 Jul 2018 12:00 30° 5.65 N, 140° 10.24 W, 1,079.9 NM to finish
We got wonderful news with the 8am position update today. We gained 26 nm on Green Buffalo, 29 nm on Bombora, and 47 nm on Highlander. Also, I am asking for clarification on the calculation of the corrected time. I think that there is an error and we might actually be in first place in our division as well as in all PHRF. Of course the race is only half over so that could change drastically. In particular, Bombora can make great downwind speeds. Since the rest of the race is downwind, they could pull way ahead.
Today we passed the halfway point and, as per tradition, had a quick party. Tony's wife gave us a gift to open with some dress-up items, squirt guns, and bubbles. The wind was light again this morning, but not as bad as previously, and it picked up in the late afternoon. Hopefully it will hold through the night. I think the northern boats still have another day of light wind, while I expect 15-20 knots for the rest of the race for us.