This is a brief post for those of you who are planning to follow Spirit’s progress down to the British Virgin Islands with the Caribbean 1500’s fleet tracker.
Because of a last minute change in start time due to impending Atlantic weather systems (we’re leaving Portsmouth today, a day earlier) the organizers have decided on a “rolling start” – boats will not be starting at the same time, but rather crossing the starting line throughout the day. Each boat’s overall position in the event will be based on total elapsed time to the BVI, handicap adjusted. We plan on starting sometime mid-afternoon, while others will be stating earlier.
I hope this isn’t too confusing – we wanted to make sure everyone tracking us knew that the location of any one boat in the “pack” is not an indication of their rally position. Having said that, regardless of start times we’d love to see Spirit out front to satisfy our team’s competitive spirit.
The next post will be from Tortola, BVI in a little over a week when we can recap our experience.