Leap year day Drama

So on sunrise watch we are within 10 miles of the Southeastern Mark of the Nan Sei islands ,within 1 nautical mile of Punta and Zhuhai 1.3 miles behind and catching.us. Before the mark we plug in the code 2 spinnaker, then finally drop the staysail.As we get to the mark ,Punta stand on ,we …

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Into the Monsoon

26 27 Feb We continue our upwind course toward Taiwan putting in a long starboard tack trying to stay higher than our competitors Zhuhai and Seattle just behind . We spot land which are some small island off the Sotheast tip of Taiwan We put in a series of tacks and have the aim …

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Close Encounters

24/2/2000

Still have the 0800 to 1200 watch which ends up as the sunset watch , and 2000 to 2400 which ends up the dawn watch.Our sunset watch sees some nice upwind sailing in 10 to 13 knots with the boat doing 8 to 9 knotsn though we stay on port tack and bear away a …

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Leg 5 Race 7 Start.

With corona virus still an issue ,race 7 became a race out around the Nan Sei islands near Taiwan then returning back to Subic Bay. Hopefully this gives Clipper time to work out where to go next.The parade of sail was in crowded space with very few spectators. During our mock man overboard drill ,I …

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