Better weather may make for more spectators

Spectator boats are usually a bigger factor on the Classic's weekend days, and we anticipate that will hold true today. Early indications at takeoff seem to point that direction. While competitors launched their boats and jockeyed for position on the boat dock, spectator boats were everywhere. We'll see how their presence affects competitors as the day progresses. We should note, however, that spectators we saw yesterday showed immense respect and kept their distance from anglers' boats.