We are only about 100 miles from the finish and after over 2000 miles and 12 day of fast and smelly sailing, we are ready for Hawaii. It has been a fantastic morning, we have a fast night surfing the trades under Capt'n America. tons of shooting stars, moonlight, and great wind and weather. This morning, after an awesome sunrise, we noticed we had been standing on a flying fish for the last several hours. Fish oil and wings smeared all over the deck. Yummy. Andrew thinks he got his flying fish picture, and we keep on moving. Disappointingly, it looks like our competitors had an even better night, but we haven't finished yet. We've changed places about 5 times in the last 6 days, and there just might be another position change left in us. What an awesome division! Brainwaves has behaved nearly flawlessly. We have had on 2 outright breakages (the topping lift and a block on the twing) and both were functionally repaired within minutes. Capt'n Jimmy and the shore team really did a marvelous job of getting her ready for a safe and fast race to Hawaii. The crew did work flawlessly. No troubles, awesome manuvers, nobody sitting on each other's hands. nearly 2 weeks in a 35ft sailboat is a long time not to get on each other's nerves, but everyone stayed focused, friendly, and fun. Here comes Hawaii!
Posted by Jordan Diane Vaughn at 6:40 PM