Middle Sea Race
Global Yacht Racing's EH01
Global Yacht Racing - sponsors: Caspian Services
Mon 20 Oct 2008 06:36
We managed to pick the right side of the tricky Messina Straits and carried good wind and some current most of the way through. The light conditions have suited us well and as we approached the spectacular volcano of Stromboliwe were greeted not only with fantastic views of lava flows erupting but off in excess of 20 boats just ahead.
As of an hour ago we crossed the stern of P42 (our other Global Yacht Racing competitor) and we are clearly back up in the pack and chasing for the lead.
Time for some sleep as this light wind helming and trimming requires a lot of concentration. The crew work with kite hoists, jibes and drops in these light airs has been amazing and will I am sure stand us in good stead as we continue around this stunning course.
Until next time...
Richard and Crew of EH01 / Gyrateclaie