We are down to days and the list is getting smaller! We had the 2 dodgers added last Friday at Tackle Shack. Sat, Alex and I peddled for about 4 hours working on the legs. I’ve been in the gym doing nothing but leg and back work the last few weeks. Its getting better. We have all the gear sitting in piles. Sleeping pile, tent/cooking pile, cockpit pile, personal gear ( PDF, flashlights, dry suit etc). Still need to buy, sort and organize food and drinks. If space allows I’m bringing a few empty mile cartons for extra floatation and possibly to fill with water if it looks like we will have a slow peddle to windward. Added the Gopro attachment to the boat hook for videos outside of the boat :). Over all feeling really good about this year. The boat is new and the gear is tested. Forecast is all over the place. I have three forecasts that say North winds, East winds and no wind. Would be great to ride a front South like we started off with a year ago.
2 weeks from today we will all be on the beach. Windwatcher and I along with Kokopeddel on his AI had a good sail last weekend. Topped out at 6.8 knots. Last night we set up the two tents and narrowed it down to which one. Went through all the gear list and agreed on our food list. Might make some changes as we get closer, but basically know the food. May take more water/Gatorade if there is no wind and we are peddling for the whole race. Having the dodgers put on today and the steering adjusted. Then another day on the water tomorrow. Expecting 66 for a high and 10-15 knots of wind. So much for working the legs. Looks like a sailing day. After that will get out at least once for a night practice and then just keeping up the gym and leg training and the wait. Latest forecast for the start is cool and 10-20 from the North. That would be great!