By now the hard work is normally done and Christmas Day is normally spent tweaking the final tactical strategy. This year, the weather models have really struggled to predict the movement of the ex Tropical Cyclone, Lawrence and therefore each weather run gives a different solution.
This race could turn out to be a navigators hell or heaven as there is still a lot of uncertainty. What is certain, is that we start on the 26th December at 1300 and it is likely to be raining! There are two options either staying inshore and beating south in a moderate southerly and favourable current, or heading offshore and taking the scenic route downwind with the north easter. Maybe Santa will bring some clarity tomorrow. Happy Christmas everyone.