By the time that you read this, Lloyd Thornburg’s all-conquering MOD 70 Phaedo 3 should have gybed over to port and be hauling ass towards Diamond Head and, with any luck, another world record. With Lending Club 2’s 2015 record of 3 days 18 hours firmly in their cross hairs, Lloyd and his crew of gangsters are well on their way to breaking the outright Transpac record from LA to Honolulu.
Having officially started their record attempt at 21:45 UTC on Friday – 1:45 pm in California – the team essentially has until sunrise on Tuesday morning in Honolulu to break the record. By our rough math, they’re currently sitting about six hours inside of record pace. With strong tradewinds forecast to be solidly pumping until Wednesday night, breeze shouldn’t be a problem. Mai Tai’s are on ice and petrol’s in the welcome wagon. When we know more, you will too.