Just got a call from Transpac Race Committee that Hula Girl and the boys are 25 nautical miles out from the Diamond Head finish!!! That puts them there at 5:30 p.m. HST and about 45 minutes later at the dock. Though I’m not on the boat, I’ve been there several times before… No matter where you are in your fleet, the anticipation of landfall and the reflection on an immense personal and team accomplishment is wondrous when you make that 100 mile call… And then that 25 mile call… (and you begin to salivate and think you smell pineapple and rum!!!)
25 miles to go, and I’m beyond proud of our team. On most days I might have a beer after work. Tonight I’m going to have a Mai Tai!
Nice job guys!