We Did it Again

Yep we did it again ,we broke something. This time we’re hoisting a Yankee think it was the 3. Sometimes you think it’s the downhaul(only present for the Y3) causing difficulty. So instead of thinking why is it difficult, we put 4 beefy guys on the geinders. So I recall being 4th to the grinders …

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It’s F..ing Cold!!

all of April 4 we make up lots of ground that has been lost on a long starboard tack.  ,later that night the steering very difficult the only light being  the luminescence of our wake and the breaking wave tops. In the dark at helm change I am in a tether tango with Dickie and …

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April ,Repair ,Repair.

We continue to bash our way upwind off Japan. This continued till more than 2 weeks into the race when the breeze turn behind us. April 1 ,I awoke to a new motion feeling like the wind had dropped and we were going downwind. Actually the boat was going slowly downwind under staysail alone with …

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March 29 ,Chasing the Dragon

We continue on starboard tack  parallel with Japan in the north going current. Y2 and full main but gets a bit spicy and we reef. We continue to get lifted around ,all night.  Qingdao appears on the AIS,by watch end we are only 2.2 miles behind Qingdao and putting time into Halong Bay. We Spend …

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