After around 44 hours of sailing, we should probably start to orientate ourselves with where our competitors are. Division 9 is unfortunately quite small, only 4 boats. We also think that it is a strange mix, but that is how it is with rating sailing.
Judging from the first reports of results, it looks like it is «Free» a Swan 46 that is the boat to beat. This is a luxurious ship that was fast out from the start and has sailed great in the bumpy conditions we have had in the beginning of the race. We have not studied them at all before start so are now studying the Transpac handout, and it may look like Free is equipped with an asymmetric in centerline. Our best shot would be that over the next days with lighter conditions may favorize us, and for the last half, we may point straight at Honolulu while Free may have to sail longer distance?
Blue moon, a Jeanneau 52.2 is in our class, and to say something about size, it would not be a problem to fit 2 Nådeløs boats inside. How will this one perform?
Our third, class competitor is «Traveler» a North wind 47. It looks to be a rock solid ship that we will not survive against in a physical war, so we will try to run away from them instead!