Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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WOW…

Wow… What an amazing day. Our race start was so much more than I expected. I had a fantastic surprise the day before the race, as not only did some of my friends and family come down to see me … Continue reading

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