At the 0905hrs position reporting radio schedule the fleet was off Torquay.
The line honours leader is Dekadence, followed by Spirit of Downunder, Halcyon, Dry White and then Mille Sabords.
Cloud IX and Addiction are hugging the coast so much so that they will be able to hear the dogs barking on-shore. Amongst the fleet, White Noise is the yacht furthest to the east at the moment sailing at 6.5 nautical miles offshore.
It is very pleasant conditions on the Surf Coast this morning. The sun is out and the morning drizzle is long gone. The seas are flat and there is a nice SSW 15-18 knot breeze. Fortunately the breeze is not directly on the nose. With the breeze coming from 200 degrees and the heading for Apollo Bay bearing 225 degrees, the fleet will have to put in long port tacks and short starboard tacks to reach the finish line.