Wind was averaging 20-25, all out of the North. Waves were 3-4 feet with some sections of 5-6 feet, close frequency. Getting the dinghies way close or far enough away from the stern was important, with a boat on the rise a dink in the trough acted as an anchor. Juie and Ike's dink parted ways ( and the attaching D rings) off Worton Point.
They recovered it, beat into the lee of the point to secure the lines and then blew out their headsail while trying to catch the fleet.
Jim and Donna Daniels left a few minutes after the vanguard - off the mooring ball at HPYC at 6:40 am. With headsale alone ( and a long water line) they passed the fleet and touched the mooring ball at Annapolis Harbor at 1:50 PM - 7 hours 10 minutes!
With the forecast easing and Hermine slowing and heading east off the Carolinas Brazen Article left the mooring at 10:45, motored with a bit of jib exposed to Annapolis arriving a bit after 7 PM.