Freedom is getting ever closer to Bermuda. The Skipper called this evening -- the crew was happy to see the sunrise this morning after days of rain and fog. They are hoping to cross the finish line late tomorrow. 13 boats have dropped out of the race so far (about 25% of the fleet) mostly due to weather concerns and some due to equipment failure. The most recent withdrawal was the lead boat, Bermuda's Big Bear, due to a torn mainsail.
Meanwhile, you can see some great photos of the start at www.marionbermuda.com. Look for Freedom in the Class B Start group -- my favorite is photo #24, lots of action!