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Tropical Storm Darby Update

by Race Committee, July 21st, 2016



Boats have been sent the latest information from the National Hurricane Centre about Darby, and Race Committee has allowed competitors to seek outside help with routing around the storm. The routing forecasters (Eric Holden, Brad Baker and Commander's Weather) have been kind enough to share information on storm routing with Race Committee and this has been passed to the whole fleet. Boats appear to be employing 3 strategies to deal with the tropical storm. 

The leading boats which include String Theory, Equus, Rain Drop, Expresso, Kraken and Alegria X all appear to be pushing hard to get into Maui prior to the arrival of Darby sometime this weekend.

A middle group of boats that includes Turnagain, Miles, Salient, Ion and Canard have adjusted course to the south and are working to pass behind Darby.

The third group of boats that includes Amiskwi, Red Sheilla, Starblazer and Forty are counting on being far enough back for the storm to pass in front without having to adjust course.

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