Update: Valkyrie‘s time, and the new record, was 8 days, 9 hours and 17 seconds. Wow. Kinetic finished 5 hours later and Westerly has finished as well.
They’ve done it! The TP 52 Valkyrie was first to finish, and no matter how the handicaps shake out, that is theirs to keep. Of course this breaks the record by a lot. It looks like they had to do a couple of gybes to get around Hawea Point. We’ll assess just how smashed the record is as Kinetic, and then Westerly, come in. Longboard is having to work their way west now, which is adding some difference, but she’ll be tied up next to the TPs and SC fairly soon as well. Kudos to Jason Rhodes, Gavin Brackett and the whole team. Mai tais all around.