A Ridiculous Finale

Suffice to say the wind soon dropped in the final few days although usually enough to keep us moving in the rolling swell generated by the recent typhoon off Japan  Save one nightof swirly winds ,rain,cold and twirly helms  We had sailed ourselves firmly into 5th position ahead of Zhuhai andwith Halong Bay well to …

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Sprint and a Song

We enter the ‘Ocean  Sprint ‘. This is an area where there are 2 lines drawn on the map and no matter where you are when you get the 3 yachts with the fastest times between those lines get extra points.In this case the distance is 250 miles. Initially it is a fast close reach …

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Storm and a Crew Injury

The next morning we have  two 40 plus knot squalls ,the second hitting 50 knots at its peak. I manage the coach Sir Clyde through the situation and he experlty keeps us downwind at an angle 160 degrees plus. This  prevents us rounding up. I  look to starboard of us. Zhuhaii ,who have been gradually …

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The Dateline

Today started as as April 13 but we crossed the dateline back to yesterday. The code 2 goes up but we only get 40 minutes out of it .  Really it should have been launched  a lot earlier and we would have got a few hours out of it. The wind has got up again …

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