On Saturday, 26th of April of 2014, the sun will rise in Wrightsville Beach at 6:26 am and sunset will be at 7:52 pm. The moon will rise in the east (88º) at 4:42 am and will set in the west (275º) at 5:24 pm.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first high tide will be at 5:39 am and the next high tide at 6:06 pm. The only low tide of the day will be at 11:49 am.
The lunar phase will be a Waning Crescent. We will have 13 hours and 26 minutes of sun. The solar transit will be at 1:09 pm and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 12 hours and 42 minutes.
What the heck does that mean?
That means, during the Harbor Island (Rec) and Money Island (Open) race, there will be an outgoing tide. During the Graveyard (Elite) Race, it will be outgoing until the second half of the race. The longer it takes you to paddle the graveyard, the sooner you'll see the tide switch with outgoing moving to incoming at 11:49.