We are currently about 35 miles out from Turtle Bay. Lauren is feeling better and up driving the boat under the red dot kite and we had a second 150+ mile day. We also just had a HUGE group of dolphins, scattered around almost as far as the eye can see around the boat. I think we are doing pretty well compared to the other boats in the rally, there was only one other boat in our class that was anywhere close to us, and we are still sailing with mostly larger, faster boats. The winds and seas have calmed and it looks to be a nice calm kite run to the finish line and then the anchorage.
Heard on the radio schedule this morning that someone dislocated his hip, though not sure how. Luckily, a boat with a Navy medic on it was about 15 miles away and was going to come and assist.
Outside of our milk in the fridge going bad and a weld starting to fail on the gooseneck, everyone including the boat is doing great. We have been very happy with out 5th crew, the yet to be names Hydrovane. It was doing a remarkable job steering last night in 25 kts+ and some pretty big waves, some larger than 15′ is my guess. I did get her going 12.6 SOG and 11.85 STW last night though, which I think equals my record while sailing seeker in the Vic Maui two years ago, and this time it was just under a full main and #3 headsail!!