Race Archives

2009 Honolulu

Magnitude 80 Update

Los Angeles (July 7, 2009, 1800 PDT) - This from Ernie Richau on the swift-moving Division I Andrews-designed Magnitude 80, “The last 24 hours of sailing have been in 9 to 18 knots of breeze. We have covered 369 miles, with our code A3 and genoa staysail up. The big news for the crew today was our move up in the standings. The wind speeds are forecast to increase slightly over the next 24 hours as we enter the trades. Everyone is well and we are looking forward to running in the trades tomorrow.”