Update for Legs 1 — 6, Day 4
July 03, 08
We have official news (from Tad) of the Raid last night from Westview. Bus Bailey won Legs 1, 2, and 3; that includes Day 2, Leg 2, a 22nm, 9+ hour passage (most of it rowed by Bus Bailey) from Pilot Bay to Jedediah, some of it in difficult conditions, with headwinds. Barracuda won Leg 4. The Bayraider was second Leg 1 and I understand that Barracuda was second in Legs 2 and 3. Bus Bailey and escorts Stella and Epic V left the Raid at Westview to return home to Silva Bay. Hats off to Colin and Bus Bailey and to Epic V and her crew, for great support!
The Raid spent a rolly night at Cape Cockburn after the wind turned Southeast but they had a lovely evening and were able to swim at the beach there. I understand that there was no racing Canada Day and Legs 5 and 6 were cancelled because of difficult conditions. According to the schedule the Raid left Westview this morning and raced to Lund where they had lunch. The second leg of Day 5 is from Lund to the Copelands, making 14nm for the day.
Photo Credits: many thanks to Kevan and to Ted for the photos from the raid start.