The Sun is up and the wind is down in the front of the fleet, but the rest of the boats are coming on strong with a fresh breeze for those crews that have yet to reach Cape Flattery.
Blue Martini is trucking towards the Cape at nearly nine knots! Way to go big blue!
Inside the Strait is a different story, Shearingham Point is reporting light winds and it appears that everyone is still bucking the ebb tide, at least for a couple more hours.
Watch what happens after 9 am though....the current will switch from ebb to flood and the fleet will once again start making tangible progress towards the finish line....if the winds permit!
Here are some speed and direction reports from 7:30 am:
Boats That Are Currently In The Strait of Juan de Fuca:
Kinetic V - SE @ 3.5 knots
Riva - E @ 3knots
Rage - SE @ 1.5 knots
Free Bowl of Soup - E @ 2.2 knots
Abstract - SSW@ 1.4 knots
Velocity - NNE @ 5.3 knots
Anam Cara - ENE @ 3.5 knots
Raindrop - SSW @ 4.7 knots
Boats Outside the Strait, Approaching Cape Flattery:
Sloop Dawg - NNE @ 6.5 knots
Passepartout - ENE @ 7.5 knots
Desperado - NE @ 6.9 knots
Escape Artist - ENE @ 7.7 knots
Cool Change - N @ 8.5 knots
Stay Gold - NNE @ 8.5 knots
Panama Red - ESE @ 7 knots
Blue Martini - ENE @ 8.8 knots
Sol Pacifico - NNE @ 6.1 knots
Souffle - N @ 6.6 knots
Aja - NNE @ 5.9 knots