Qingdao to San FranciscoThis leg is over for me. I finished a lamentable 2,069th out of some 85,000 Many Players' Virtual Regatta.
However, my virtual yacht, Vigilance, did much better than the real California entry, California: California was caught in a 70-knot blast and was demasted.
That never happened to me, of course!
It was my goal to finish under 1,000. That's always been my goal since the VORG. I attribute my failure to (a) mental rust, (b) bad start, and (c) underestimating the competition. These are all replicated too often in real yacht racing, of course.
I think I should leave it right there....