FROM 1-33. Sydney-Hobart Race 2005

Dec 27, 2005 – 1100hrs EDT

1100hrs 27 Dec 2005 EDT 35’00”S 150’59”E Ref 672

Point Perpendicular Parking lot…

A real glass-out. Oily, humid, hot, windless – a bit of current taking us west and that’s it. Parked – flopping, slatting, sweating and watching for every tiny ripple and change in the distant reflections off the water that may signal a zephyr. New year’s eve looking very shaky unless the forecast NEsterly sets in. We hope everyone is in the same hole but the fleet is now so spread that it’s unlikely.

Old friends day too – we’ve just had a satphone call from Andy Rice at the Rolex Media centre – Hi Andy – we last spoke to him as we finished the Fastnet in August but never met because he had to go off to some other fleshpot – Hang around in Hobart, Andy, and buy us a beer – I think we’re going to need it.

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