Monthly Archives: August 2011

Race 1 story by picture

For those who like picture books or executive summaries of few words here goes… Ropes on the deck during prep week.   Bazza and I – A Mars a day…   Sue and David making strops in the sunshine.   … Continue reading

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Reaching Madeira

Well last but not least is an appropriate cliché.  We arrived yesterday (10th August) in full kilts with a strong breeze blowing.  I think a few on-lookers got more than they bargained for as we sailed in.  I was doing … Continue reading

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Team Banter – an insight

I thought you might like a bit of an insight to the day to day banter amongst the team.  It’ll also introduce you to a few of the characters and you’ll get a feel for what I am living with … Continue reading

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Ship Ahoy

It’s been days since we’ve seen any other vessels.  We’ve had the great blue yonder all to ourselves until today.  Just as we were having lunch this beautiful boat appeared over the horizon.  We watched as she approached and started … Continue reading

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Night watch sail changes

Well, one week at sea and we’re all still alive and kicking.  Today the sun is shining and we are sailing along on a starboard tack at around 8.8 knots bang on course.  We’ve (the Neeps watch, whilst Haggis watch … Continue reading

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Into the deep

As I type this we are currently sitting in a windhole and I have a few minutes whilst I’m waiting for my soup to cook, in the background we have some classical music playing and all is calm. I’m on … Continue reading

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Nae Wind

It’s Monday night, 11.30pm, and we’re currently anchored off Alderney waiting for the wind and the tide to stop pushing us backwards. We’re the lucky ones in the fleet – we were in a shallow enough spot to anchor, some … Continue reading

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