Rich get richer in Antigua Bermuda Race:
(May 13, 2017; Day 2) – The fleet enjoyed beautiful conditions for the first day and night of the Antigua Bermuda Race since the start yesterday, with a light easterly breeze of about 8 knots and a gentle sea state providing glorious reaching conditions.
By morning today, all of the fleet had passed Barbuda – the next land they will see will be Bermuda, over 800 miles north. The wind experienced was more than forecast and this may allow the faster yachts to hook into good pressure further north.
The slower yachts might miss the lift in pressure as it goes east away from the race track. The phrase ‘rich get richer’ would be an apt comment for the lea…
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For the Record: Los Angeles to Honolulu:
Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard the MOD70 Phaedo^3 are underway in an attempt to beat the Transpacific Record from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Hawaii. Leaving on May 12, the team of Thornburg, Brian Thompson, Justin Slattery, David Swete, Peter Cumming, Fletcher Kennedy and Henry Bomby seek to better the previous record set by 105-foot VPLP-designed trimaran Lending Club 2 back in July 2015 with a time of 03:18:00:09. Scuttlebutt Sailing News – For the Record: Los Angeles to Honolulu, Editor