DEREK'S BLOG: GOODBYE TO NEW ZEALAND
Hello from Active House
A great good bye to New Zealand, roll on Cape Horn.
I think the send off from NZ was the most emotionally charged that I have seen in one of these races. I think Cape Horn is on everyone’s mind, I know it is in mine. I hope that everyone gets around safely and arrives in Punta quickly. The first week is shaping up to be a fast one and by the end of it, we all will be half way to the Horn.
As usual, the first days are tough ones mentally as I transition from the varieties of the stopover into racing mode. I've managed to find some pace quickly and I hope I can keep it up. Currently I'm in second place just behind Brad and I can see him out the starboard window. But Chris and Gutek are not far behind and will be pushing to get into this spot.
Hope everyone is well. More soon.