Yayyy!!! They passed the West End of Catalina at about 4:30 today. Here's their first e-mail report: Just passed the west end of catalina at 4:30 . Much happier than 2005. We are the 6th boat around and second in our division. Just behind the Ben 40.7. Winds are getting ligher now less than 10 and as low as 5. Will report back later.
What a relief!!! In 2005, Brown Sugar was floating around approaching the West End at 11 PM.