Stage 6 has 6 chicks

Today’s Stage 6, a 15.7 mile straight shot from the Tappan Zee to the George Washington Bridge, is full of awesome chicks!
Starting in the first wave at 10 am is:
Capri Djatiasmoro* from Brooklyn, NY
Kathleen Romano* (aka as the Lavender Menace) from New York, NY
Caitlin Rosen from Brooklyn, NY
[* Note that Capris and Kathleen are in their 60s!]

Starting in the second wave at 11:30 am is:
Grace van der Byl from Solana Beach, CA
Patty Maysent from Solana Beach, CA
Rondi Davies from New York, NY

Swimmers will should have a fantastic current assist from the ebbing tide, and spectacular views of the Pallisades.

The weather forecast is for sunny conditions with WSW winds from 10-15 mph. This will create a head wind/side chop scenario much like we have been having all week. Hopefully the Pallisades will shield us from the wind.

Although the salt front for the Hudson is near the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, yesterday the water started to taste salty. Today it will be even saltier and more buoyant which makes swimming feel faster and easier.