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

Aug 07, 2005 - 1619hrs UTC

1619hrs 07 Aug 2005 UTC 50’24”N 001’56”E

Forgot to tell you – was a spinnaker start. Now SSW 18 and Berri is just flying -super light, no stern wave at 6-7+ knots – lee bowing what’s left of the tide so helping us along and still up with lots of bigger boats. May have to tack in later but we hope the wind will free us a bit as the sea breeze dies. Restorative consultation with Dr Murphy once we cleared the Needlesnoice – Conor has promised to come and find us near the Fastnet – and watch change at 1700 so G&T to fortify us for the night.

David N & Simon – if you’re out there, the AIS gadget is working – seeing lots of ships.

It’s good to be back in business. [ed: Pictures from the mobile phone on board here]

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