All night long Pegasus has been flying on a tight spinnaker reach headed by every squall. With each squall we got a right wind shift that put us on our ear to make course towards Makapu Lighthouse.
As we ride through this fast and windy night I remember hiking up to Makapu Lighthouse, high on the cliffs behind Koko Head and looking in the direction of the sunrise, thinking about this Transpac finish.
Many times while at our home in Honolulu we’d visit both Makapu Lighthouse and Diamond Head Lighthouse (up on Diamond Head road) and visualize the Transpac finish. Now we are almost in sight. When we pass the 100 mile distance to the finish, we are supposed to check in by radio with the race committee.
We’ve been monitoring the race committee’s frequencies with the angst that Pyewacket or Chance would be checking in before us. We’re pushing very hard, during this fast night ride. Fly Pegasus, fly!