FROM 1-17. Fastnet Race 2005 (with qualifier)

Aug 06, 2005 - 2000hrs UTC │Cowes

2000hrs 06 Aug 2005 UTC Cowes

It’s going to be a very soft one – we’ll be lucky to get in in less than a week is my prediction based on the briefing weather. We’re berthed at the UK Sailing Academy – huge operation with BIG boats – we’re alongside an ex Global Challenge 65 ton steel boat and a couple of sightly smaller ones. We will leave the berth tomorrow morning at about 0800 for the 1100 start (BST) – the usual trisail and storm jib with an identity gate to find and go through. The press are after us but have not yet caught up – I have handed over the satphone number – who knows, we might have such a slow trip we will need someone to talk to…

The Solent will be wall to wall boats for the start – it’s vastly more crowded here than in Sydney and a real madhouse today, the day after Cowes week finished.

Back to the website from here please if you want to contact us.

I’m using the UKSA internet caf to do this and I hope I can get in tomoz to print some wx charts.

An early night and off we go….


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