That Yellow boat really moves off the wind. They showed the bottoms when they were lifting the bows to put the wheels under. Very similar to the bottom of a windsurfer. When they hit the beach at Hatteras, they didnt hit it they shot across it. I have never seen this happen before; auto gybe...
probably if you raced a ninth time, taking the outside approach will pay on one of the legs:)
Certainly banging the corner the furthest out to sea paid today. 2 boast on the beach during twilight and the fleet due in later tonight. Some, the ones that took the shoreline, much later.
That yellow boat is really slow today. They got passed by Netherlands during the last 20 minutes. Those are the only 2 boats near shore. The rest are headed for the layline for the point way out to sea in much different wind.....according to the trackers
From the tracking map it looks like the Netherlands boat closest to shore is lifted and ahead, whilst the boats closer to the rumb line are headed. This may be a year where the rumb line guys get worked. The captain of the Dutch team, Mr. Loos has won many tittles in the past. I was...
The wind is on the nose again on leg 2. The tracker is showing Rudees with a healthy lead.
Presumably Rudees has some sort of an edge upwind.
It did not look that windy at the start, but maybe it is building.
Looks like they are all sailing F18s. There could be some trials and tribulations this year. The bad weather up the coast is projected to head south. Looks like thunder storms near the start line today. Maybe they will have a sunny clear day for the start after that storm moves through.