• Wednesday Morning in Cabo


    "At about 10 PM last night it seemed as though we could see finishers as early as this morning, with the multi hulls doing about 20 knots according to the trackers. However, now looks like the wind has died down again and it’s back to slower sailing.

    From the perspective of this armchair quarterback, it looks as if Mighty Merloe was going to hunt for more wind by going outside, at one point as much as 90 degrees to the finish line giving them a zero VMG to the finish. Phaedo3 quickly covered from a lead position following the Mightly Merloe out. At about 1 am, Mighty Merlin jibbed back towards land with Phaedo3 jibbing as well to cover. By 8 am, they were both back near the rhumb line with only about 20 miles separation.

    Meanwhile, Zephyrus is leading the ORR on a direct course to finish. The battle for ORR2 is a tight race, with Grand Illusion and Holua in a close and tight race with only about 5 miles between them.

    Wind forecasts continue to change, but RC is expecting to see some arrivals starting today and continuing through the night and into tomorrow.

    Fiesta Happy Hour today a 4pm to 6pm at the Baja Cantina (Race Headquarters) for competitors, family and friends. RC will be greeting all the boats at the docks when they arrive with Champagne, beer and cheers. If you're in Cabo, hang around the Cantina and help us welcome the finishes to Cabo."
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 2017 Cabo Race, RIO 100 Retires started by Photoboy View original post