Sound Sailing Center Crew Heads to Newport for the Newport Bermuda Race!

Today’s Pre-Race Update:

Varuna is in Noank this Am and will leave for Newport at 8am.  ETA around 2pm.

The weather for the waters enroute to Bermuda / just north of the stream are challenging – Bermuda (euro model) shows the low quite far to the south while NOAA sees it stronger and just south of the stream – moving north on Monday.  The 96 hr 500mb chart is also ugly.   I suspect there will be a one day delay in the start of the race as the stream would be very tough to cross with steep breaking waves if east winds over 25 knots.  South winds as expected Sunday are no big deal.

 newport bermuda send off