First Night

Calypso's Web Diary
Joe Drury
Sat 4 Jun 2011 22:29
49:43.86N 5:22.41W
Start of the first tiring night of the race...
We've all split up, and for some reason I've lost most of the competitors on the AIS, although I can see their lights, I've been passed by a couple, which has depressed me... I need just a couple of extra knots of wind to make her fly, she's not brilliant in light airs like the Contessa's. I have the chute up at the moment, in about 7-9kts of wind i'm getting around 4.5 kts, with help from the current I'm over 5 knots, my target speed. But others are faster... Oh well, I'll get there when I get there!
More to come in the morning, but for now, goodnight from Calypso!