It's now a 25 hour delay
Rough seas with ten foot high waves caused Tow Boat US, which will tow Kiwi Spirit to the start line since the engine is now sealed off, to advise the delay. Though much higher waves will be expected on the voyage, these ten foot waves over shallow water on the inlet could cause the boat to slam down on the hard inlet sand with devastating results to the integrity of the vessel. There was no other choice. Of course I am frustrated and disappointed, especially for those who have come to see me off and had to leave to catch their flights. My departure is now scheduled for 4:30 pm today, Sunday.