• Monday Morning Update : 2019 The Year Of The Little Guy?



    With 256 nm to the finish, Cynthia Hyde's Beneteau First 44.7 Brown Eyed Girl is in a dead heat for line honors
    at this moment with Will Durant's Sparkman & Stephen Yawl Chubasco and Seth Hall's J-124 Marisol
    with just minutes separating on corrected, each making a respectable 5.8 knots VGM since start. If they can
    stay in pressure, they may be able to stave off the rush from behind of boats from ORR 4 and ORR 3 boats.




    Back up the track, Saturday's Starters of ORR 1 have found the race track quite sticky with dismal
    returns for time spent, 24 hour VMG of 3.5 knots for Tom Holthus's PAC52 Badpak, 2.1 knots for Jim Bailey's
    TP52 Destroyer, 2.3 knots for Lorenzo Berho's Kernan 70 Peligroso and 1.6 knots for Bob Lane's
    Andrew's 63 Medicine Man. Yesterday afternoon, Manouch Moshayedi's RIO 100 saw the writing on the wall
    and turned back, and arrived in San Diego around daybreak this morning





    Life in the sled fleet has also been tough. John Sangmeister's OEX is the current 24 hour leader with a 4.7 VGM
    over the past 24 hours, they took the outside route near Guadalupe Island along with David Happs's Mr Bill and were rewarded
    with better pressure than current division leader Roy Disney's Pyewacket, who along with Jim Yabsey's Taxi Dancer took the rhumbline rout overnight
    and got a case of the slows.





    ORR 3 has enjoyed the best over VMG of all divisions with no boats slower than 6.0 and a resounding 7.6 knot for
    Tom Barker's Swan 60FD Good Call, currently in 4th for line honors and 647 nm under their keel thus far.
    John Raymont's Andrews 40' Fast Exit is current division leader with just a 5 minute corrected advantage over
    Viggo Torbensen's J-125 Timeshaver.




    ORR 4 has become a 2 boat race between John Shulze's SC 50 Horizon and Dave MacEwen's
    SC52 Lucky Duck With just over 300nm to the finish and 39 minutes separating the two,
    keeping the boat speed up on a consistent basis and avoiding light patches will determine class winner.




    As mentioned before, the Thursday's Child's of ORR 5 are just 250 nm to Cabo and will
    need a lucky break to hold off the Friday Starters, keeping them in pressure while easing
    it up for the boats in ORR 4 & 3 in slightly less pressure for the final approach. The models
    are suggesting that this may indeed come to fruition. Stay tuned!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 2019 Cabo Race: Margaritaville Or Bust started by Photoboy View original post