Crew member on PUR11 Smile And Wave
The 4th Caribbean 600 got off with nary a hitch Monday morning, the diverse fleet beating off the line in 10-12 knots and warm sunshine, with the forecast 15-20 just a flight of fancy. PUR (Puerto Rico) 11, little Smile and Wave won the mixed IRC start and proceeded to hold off most of the IRC fleet for hours.
We've been through about one sail change per hour for the first 18, it is gorgeous rounding these lush islands every few hours, and everyone, everywhere should do this race! All the distance of the Fastnet or Hobart, even better scenery and breeze, and one tenth the clothing.
I'm going to get a little sleep now, hope you keep tracking the race and enjoy this little intro and day one video of Puerto Rico's stars!
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