Groceries are bought and stored in dry bags based on lunch, dinner etc. Gear has been sorted and go over again. Larger fenders were bought this week to make sure we can get Big Red off the beach. Will pack the boat tonight and take it to the beach tomorrow. Brooke and I will launch at the boat ramp and sail it around just to make sure every line is correct, every bolt is tight, the rig is tuned. Hope to recruit a few guys to help drag it up. A lot easier on Sat going down the beach. Head winds for Sat will slow us down. Sunday we will have a nice tail wind and should be able to pick up some speed, time and distance. Florida Bay looks like strong head winds. Goals? With the current forecast and not getting lucky with a SW wind on Sat. my goals are as follows. About 70 miles to #1. Tacking against a head wind, and dropping the mast to get in to #1. Maybe 11:00 PM. Check point 2 is about 90 miles with wind behind us at some point on Sunday, lets say 2 PM on Sunday. Check point 3 another 70 or so. Again should have the tail wind so maybe 2 AM on Monday. Then we have Florida Bay. Because of the East winds we will probably go South than NE. That’s about 55 miles. With tacking up the ICW it will be slower. So a finish around 6 PM Monday. That’s a lot of “ifs”. We’ll see how we do……….