Position: Lat: 37 33 North Lon: 123 10 West, Course Over Ground: 230 true, Speed Over Ground 12 knots
Skipper’s notes: We won the start and gained an advantage on both “Taxi Dancer” and “Rage,” our main competitors. As we headed out of the Golden Gate we got in phase with the wind shifts, crossed a few tacks with Taxi Dancer and stretched. Four hours into the race passed the Farallons we’ve already lost sight of them. The wind is stiffer than forecasted and we are in a nice right shift. The team did a fantastic job with sail changes and precise crew work. The watch system started an hour ago. We are all settling into the rhythm of the wind and the waves. At 7:45 ST we are seeing 19 knots of wind speed at a magnetic angle of 314 degrees. Life is good! Mark is filing audio reports on www.teamrudiger.com !