The morning after the squalls
Lat 24 21 North
Lon 152 03 West
Course over ground: 220 Degrees
Speed over ground: 12.5 knots
Wind speed: 18 knots
Wind direction: 079 degrees
Team Pegasus battled squalls all night, making endless spinnaker, jib-top, stay sail changes. After seven days of hard racing this was a heroic effort. When we lost Pyewacket in the second squall of the night, we thought that
they had gone around us, and we were now clearly ahead. This is a great team because we all went to work even harder.
All this hard work paid off as Pegasus is now both first in class and first overall with an 8 mile lead over Pyewacket. In the last 24 hours we covered 335 miles, for an average of 14 knots.
Now the winds are lighter and the team is pushing hard to make sure that none of that lead gets squandered. A lot can happen in the next 340 nautical miles to Honolulu!