Has a race ever been so close? I have gone from excited to rejoicing to wishing to wind dancing to deflated and am now just waiting to see what happens. The ‘Purple Beastie’ (or Eggs ‘n’ Burger as Goldcoast/Cold Toast call us) does not perform well in light winds. Last night the wind gave up the ghost and we bobbed around and could do nothing but watch as the rest of the fleet caught us up. I went to bed at 6am and we were still 3rd but it was only just. On getting up at mid day we had slipped to 4th and are now currently 5th. Whilst we are trying everything we can (even moving water from starboard to port tanks) we did not seem to be able to match the speed of the boats sailing past. Both Geraldton and DLL have now overtaken us. It’s hard to stay motivated and positive when there is just nothing you can do to match their speed. Finally the wind has filled in for us and we’re flying the lightweight spinnaker again. 91 miles to go to New York and 2 boats to pass (9 miles and 15 miles away) if we are to regain 3rd place. We are moving a knot faster than Geraldton (in 4th) so we may get them but can we get DLL???
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