9am Race Update
With the fleet finally on their way. We find that Patriot is leading the balance of the fleet along the rhumb line. Allegro seems to be taking the offshore approach and chasing the breeze, east of the fleet. With a light breeze reported at 5 knots from the NW, the fog has now burnt off and on all accounts, it's shaping up for a stunning run down the coast. A great introduction for Jill Blunsom, the ORCV Beyond the Bay participant, who has joined the crew of Blue Water Tracks for her first ocean race experience.
We say farewell to Etoile who has retired and is heading home, all OK onboard and look forward to seeing John and Gareth next time.
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