Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rage Kicking It Into High Gear!

Rage is now clocking some of her best speeds of the day - 6.2 knots - which, as anyone who knows this boat knows, is still pretty slow. With a theoretical upwind hull speed of close to 11 knots, this boat can definitely kick out some higher boat speeds. We can't help wonder if Rage has had some early mechanical problems, or just couldn't dial into any wind early in the race. It's been an unusual day so far where the coastal breezes may be stronger than the predominant sea breeze. But as the inland heats up, watch for a good showing this afternoon and evening for the boats further offshore. Tonight however, the coastal winds could re-form and continue to be advantageous. We'll see.

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