Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Longer You're In It, The More You Win It!

Time Bandit, Night Runner & Rain Drop are having an amazing race, currently leading the fleet to the right in the 2016 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race... a dangerous place to be in most circumstances; but today calmer seas and winds have allowed these boats to get "spit out" on the westerly flowing current. Effectively, they are being pushed to windward by the tidal current which will continue to flow out until 1:30 today. Imagine a big invisible "arrow" of current pushing from right to left. That's the lift these boats are getting right now - a good tactical move but common wisdom knows that, as the breeze freshens and backs, the boats on the outside track start to move up.

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