Bootlegger arrives !
Bootlegger of Mann
Fri 19 Oct 2007 09:30
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From: Frank Newton
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 2:57 AM
Subject: Bootlegger arrives !
Have arrived safely in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria after
covering some 1,650 miles of ocean from Crosshaven,
Bootlegger did us proud; she's a great blue water boat.
In spite of having to battle it out in that Bay of Biscay
gale which obviously slowed us, she averaged 6.87 knots
over the two hundred and forty hours passage time.
The run equated to three fifths of the distance we shall
be covering in next month's transatlatic crossing (ARC)
Winging home to the Isle of Man next week where a
million and one things to do, arrange, people to
see etc before returning to Las Palmas in a couple
of weeks to prepare for the crossing .