All well onboard in what is our last full day in this epic TransPac Race.
We’ve had a mixed bag today with some lighter breeze and difficult seas on port gybe. The battle continues with Caro who have been within a couple of miles for what seems like forever now. We took an opportunity and gybed on the edge of a cloud and finally created some decent separation. They had some issues which resulted in a kite change cementing our gain of about a mile…or so we thought. A small hole in the leech of our own kite necessitated a drop, hoist other A2 and repair. Jimmy and Jorge have done another great job with no ‘winkles’. Lets hope they last the distance…
We’re about 90nm from our first of a series of gybes to the finish, hoping to be in early tomorrow morning. Sea states are settled, not too many squalls on the horizon and breeze seems solid at about 15kts. It’s smooth sailing with A2, Spinni staysail and full main at 11-12kts SOG.
Sean and Team Maverick Out