7-17-10 1230 PST
"General Race Comment
The two big social events of the day are morning position check-in and the evening "Children's Hour". Both are done via SSB and are a chance to stay in touch with the rest of the fleet. A com boat, Valis this year, volunteers to coordinate the chatter.
The morning roll call is mostly formal, with a chance to report serious problems and then report positions as of 0800 PST each morning. The positions are used for safety and progress tracking (plus estimating finish standings).
The evening Children's Hour is more informal, being a chance to swap fishing stories as well as listen to the computed daily standings.
We pipe both into the stereo system so that even the folks on watch can hear."