Fri 14 Mar 2008 15:44
50:47.350N 001:07.255W
Phil Brown handed Adventure over to Richard Quinlan today for the Easter Sail Training expeditions towards FASTNET.  He and his small team of volunteers have spent long days getting her ready for handover and she is looking lovely.  Thanks Phil.  Vaughn Marsh was there to ensure a smooth handover.  A good start - it has even stopped raining!
 First congratulations go to Sgt MJ Holt and Lt Col Andy Whitmore; both of these fine gentlemen have passed their Yachtmaster Offshore assessment this last week.  MJ is off for some well-earned rest before returning as Mate for the first training week and Andy Whitmore is catching up on his day job in the Yachts Managers' cabin before returning as Watchleader for the first week.  I am really pleased for both of them.  Well done.
The crew arrive today and some tomorrow morning ready for a 0900 hrs start.  Rain is forecast!  And the storms of this week seem to have sapped Mother Nature's energy for a while; but as sure as eggs is eggs she will regain her strength with a vengeance!  Can't wait.  Anyway, keep returning to this space to see how we are getting along.
Richard Quinlan