The weather looks promising for the fleet, with breezes on Friday starting in the northeast quadrant at 10-15 kts and increasing to 15-20 kts ENE later in the day. With the Gulf Stream flowing “hot” offshore in a northerly direction around 5.5 kts, that means it could be a beat or close-fetch up the shoreline on starboard tack for most of the race, a great scenario for J/teams participating in the race.
In the seventeen-boat fleet is a trio of J/sailors in the PHRF classes. In PHRF A division we find Bernie Blum’s J/88 ONEUP from Buffalo YC (New York) taking on Scott Piper’s world-traveling J/160 PIPE DREAM IX from Biscayne Bay YC for class honors. Then, in PHRF B division, the local hotshots from the Palm Beach Sailing Club are all sailing aboard Don Lasky’s famous J/30 PAPARAZZI- a beautifully restored boat with an amazing record in offshore PHRF events! For more Wirth Munroe Invitational Race sailing information