Reporter Bill Crane reports that they awoke today to an inch of snow on the ground!
"After most sbmd's (snow balls of mass destruction) were expended - the race committee settled all differences between the Europeans and North Americans following an international uprising in which the RC was shelled mercilessly by all sailors. The sun (weird orb in the western sky) became visible for the first time in Holland. Temp has risen from 32F to 40+ in a flash. Wind 5-8kts from the North. Sailing to begin shortly."