After a weather hold and moving south to Checkpoint #1, the race is on. But, uh-oh, Paul and Alan are back at Checkpoint #1 with what appears to be a broken mast. Ventusky currently shows wind out of the east in the mid-20s.
Dawn and Kristen are in protected water near Cape Coral, surely flying their two small sails and with all the wind on the beam they should be moving along pretty good.
There is much of the fleet spread out on their way south. With all that wind everybody seems to be staying inside. You can follow the race at their tracker here.
GANNET arrived St. Helena Island earlier today (I think) and is anchored off of Jamestown. Pretty interesting looking cliffs in the image below.