Freedom arrived safely in Jamestown about 10AM. She is moored at the Conanicut Yacht Club -- her home for the week while last minute boat prep is completed.
The days leading up to a major race like this means long hours for the local boat mechanics. Many entries have traveled a good distance just to get to the starting line, and consequently things happen : bolts come loose, batteries die, systems fail, or in the case of Freedom: Mufflers Leak.
Mechanics will be on and off of boats from sunup to sundown (and later) all over the Narragansett Bay area from now until minutes before the start on Friday. The race would not happen without them.