Weather: Uniting Nations Row will have 16-18 kt winds from the East North East / East with 6-8 ft seas. Pacific Terrific will have 10-13 kt winds from the East North East / North East with 3-4 ft seas. Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour will have 7-10 kt winds from the East North East / North East with 4-5 ft seas.
Some days are simply slow news days. That was Thursday. Our teams are focused on the tasks at hand which is to row, row, row their boat.
During Thursday, Pacific Terrific and Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour did face some choppy and confused seas. This has slowed their progress a bit. Fortunately, now the seas have flattened, the waters have warmed for these crews and they have been able to get back to the oars.
We have heard of another attack on board Pacific Terrific. A few days ago we reported about the squid that had leapt from the Pacific and “attacked” Cazz on Pacific Terrific. With the recent choppy seas, this time the oars have attacked. Here is the report from the girls:
El took the brunt of the attack – fully knocked off the seat by a massive rogue wave and then attacked by the oars on the knee, head, arm and finger! She’s a little sore this morning (Thursday) but ok. It’s like these oars have a life of their own … today is a much better day on Danielle.
With the seas calming and the waters warming, we are receiving more reports of our crews taking a dip in the Pacific. Our boys on Uniting Nations Row have been in the water and were surprised to find that there was not a lot of growth on the bottom of Isabel. There were a few barnacles along the waterline where they had some reflective tape, but really not much else. Having this cleaned bum may account for their mileage heading back up to the 50 nm in a 24 hour period today.
Today we also received a few videos from our boys on Uniting Nations Row. The first one is a report from Day 21.
Plans are still underway in Hawaii at the Waikiki Yacht Club for our anticipated first arrival of Uniting Nations Row. We are still anticipating July 25 +/- 3 days (or between July 22 and July 28).
GREAT PACIFIC RACE STANDINGS as of 19:00 (7 pm) PDT
1 Uniting Nations Row/ Isabel: ROWING – 657 NM to finish, Rowed 1647 NM
2 Pacific Terrific/ Danielle: ROWING – 1242 NM to finish, Rowed 1164 NM
3 Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour / Bojangles: ROWING – 1382 NM to finish, Rowed 1039 NM
Team Attack Poverty/ Anne: RETIRED
Team Ripple Effect/ Ripple Effect: RETIRED