Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Few Days From Rio

And I’d like to say that it’s all still to play for but sadly unless something drastic happens to the lead 3 boats we won’t have a podium position but we do hope to improve on our current 9th place! … Continue reading

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Apologies for the delay…

Just to say sorry for the delay in posting the last few blogs – we’ve been on holiday! I’ve put the dates in that I received them so that you can retrospectively picture what Lesley was up to! Normal service … Continue reading

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DECK SHOWERS AT LAST (e-mailed 23/08/11)

Woo hoo… let the deck showers commence. We’ve had a day of chasing the wind and trying to gain the right course at the same time – this sailing game isn’t easy you know! We’re close hauled and trying to … Continue reading

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A QUICK UPDATE (e-mailed 23/08/11)

A quick one to note that we have gone from being at the front of the race to the back of the pack – grrr. The storm that we experienced in the Doldrums has left us with a course that … Continue reading

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THE DOLDRUMS (e-mailed23/08/11)

Well the Doldrums aren’t quite what I had imagined. I was expecting beautiful sunshine, us being so hot and the water being so calm that we’d be swimming round the boat and that, when the odd squall came through, we’d … Continue reading

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Start of race 2 – Madeira to Rio (e-mailed 13/08/11)

Well, having come last the only way is up (thanks Yazz!). It’s good to be back on the water and making fast progress to Rio. We were made to feel very welcome in Madeira, even having the president of the … Continue reading

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The way to Rio is paved with sweat… (e-mailed 17/08/11)

Well, having come last the only way is up (thanks Yazz!). It’s good to be back on the water and making fast progress to Rio. We were made to feel very welcome in Madeira, even having the president of the … Continue reading

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