Webb Chiles has cast off. You can see his yellow brick track here. And here you can read his most recent journal entry, which is filled with joy.
The track shows a speed of 1.7 knots. Webb had expected less than ideal winds as he left, hoping for better winds offshore. He had told me the route to Hawaii is not direct, but rather heading south and then turning west following the winds.
A sixth circumnavigation, a 24 foot boat and a sailor 72 years young....pretty cool, don't you think?