Palaniuk made it back down to the promised land in an hour and 50 minutes this morning. As of 12:20 when Palaniuk started heading back, he had exactly 2 hours and 40 minutes to make it back for check-in. But that doesn't provide the cushion it appears to. This morning saw flat calm conditions, the best all week. On the way back today, Palaniuk has to dip and dart through an endless sea of watercraft manned by half the population of Canada and New York. A normal weekend here sees a lot of boat traffic. Today, there are several annual events taking place that take it to a whole nother level. Add to that increasing winds, the ride back will tell the story today. If he makes it in, he takes the win. Big if.