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Approaching Block Island
May 19, 2013

The 2013 Atlantic Cup
May 19, 2013

Hi Sports Fans-

This cloudy, drizzly morning finds us beating up the South shore of Long Island Sound with all of our six competitors within visual contact. It was a long night of changing sails and shifting gears as we worked hard to keep the boat going optimally. We have manged to work our way to the front of the pack and are sailing about even with BoDream and slightly ahead of 40 Degrees and Le Rooster.

The big decision will be which side of Block Island to approach Newport from. Too early to say at the moment, as the time of arrival on the tides will drive the decision.

On board Tristan and I have been trading off watches and catching a few hours of rest each, while cameraman Will caught a spectacular sunrise and amazing rainbow at dawn. What a treat. It will be tempting to drop in on our new friends (and race sponsor) Block Island Organics and get some sunscreen and perhaps a massage at their spa. Perhaps another day... but soon.

So happy Sunday to all and please send your positive vibrations to GS2 for a strong finish.

Cheers
Joe

For more updates on the Atlantic Cup visit http://atlanticcup.org. And you can find an in-depth look at Joe's expectations for the race at http://www.gryphonsolo2.com. Best of luck to all racers!



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