Friday 1300: The boats are off in 15-20 knot breeze; 39 boats started of which there were 3 multi-hulls. They are doing the reverse 2 and 3 courses this year and it looks like they are flying. Gryphon Solo called in that he had rounded the first mark at 1300.
1830: A storm went through here with rain, thunder and lightning but for a short while. Cutty Hunk had just a sprinkle of rain, Block Island had about what we had in Newport so hopefully the fleet isn’t seeing any really bad weather. Larry Pierce said that the winds out on Block Island sound were 20-25 kts.
2200: The following boats have withdrawn by this time: Bob’s Yer Uncle, Casa Mia,Obvious Child, Osprey and Weeble. Triad is expected to finish around 2215; amazing!