I'm sure you're all dying for an update on the great race! Al should reach the halfway mark tomorrow morning, which means he'll probably get to Kauai about one day before I come home!
He's done well so far, and is almost caught up to the last 3 boats in the fleet, even though he started 4-1/2 days late. He does have a slightly faster boat, but he's also a good sailor... and he's been sounding happy and well-rested when I talk to him in the mornings.
I'm planning to take the featherweight with me and have my own private retreat under the ceiling fan -- sounds like it's pretty steamy there. We usually go to Hawaii in September after Labor Day, and this will be my first time in the summer with heat and lots of tourists!