The Inevitable

So the inevitable happened and the wind died. 6 hours of very light winds and slow progress. On our next watch fortunately the wind gradually increased again from 8 to 18 knots in the end. Time will tell how much of our gains may be lost but we are still well within contact. Our …

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Land Ahoy

0200 UtC 2nd January and a call of land ahoy awakes me in my bunk.The crew have spotted needle rocks off the South Coast of Tassy. The crew then gybe back onto Starboard toward the virtual mark South of Tasmania. We come on watch at 0400 UTC with the code 2 up and 17 …

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Spinnaker Rip

28 December Went on watch 0400 , code 3 up in 18 to 20 knots and a tricky sea . Was about to take helm from Vad when Seamus came up and said we were going to gybe .Rather than take the helm I went and rigged the drop line for a gybe …

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Leg 4 ,race 5

On a typical Perth summer day we slipped lines at1 pm along with Punta and UNICEF for our race start 2 days after the rest of the fleet.The Fremantle doctor was blowing and was at 20 knots plus when we got to the start area .After the MOB drills we hoisted both headsails …

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