We've been providing updated weather information to the fleet as we receive it and are continuing to monitor conditions closely. The good news is that with each forecast, Darby's strength over the race area and finish area has been decreasing. Many boats have chosen to slow down or change course to allow Darby to pass. However, boats finishing later today will see stormy conditions. Larger boats in the KYC harbor are being asked to anchor out to prevent damage to the KYC docks, and the boats. KYC will provide a shuttle service and general support to anchored boats as conditions allow.
We believe the storm conditions will be quite variable with significant wind shifts and that the storm period will be brief. KYC will welcome boats back at the Club as soon as conditions permit.
The latest from The Weather Guy, Rick Sheema:
"Latest warning #49 downgraded Darby as it approaches Oahu. Forecasted now to be tropical depression strength at 30kt gusts 40 maximum central winds.
Track is pretty much the same and well as speed of motion. Still expect closest point of approach to be south of Oahu tomorrow (Sunday) late afternoon.
Forecast wind tomorrow should be NE to E at 25-30 kts gusts 35. Waves outside channel entrances still in the 8-10 ft range, short period wind waves predominately.
Heavy rainshowers & squalls, too. Possible thunderstorm."