The Beer Line
Global Yacht Racing's EH01
Global Yacht Racing - sponsors: Caspian Services
Fri 5 Dec 2008 21:04
Hi Bloggers. Skipper checking in. The boat is moving well towards the 42 degrees west line, our Atlantic mid point (infact more like 2/3 of the way there). 42 West or the beer line as the crew call it, is coming up quick. Phew ! We are pushing west at the rate of 8 minutes per hour or aprox 9 MPH. Blistering speed I know! But that should mean that by this time tomorrow we'll all enjoy our sole can of beer in this 3 week crossing.
Chris, Charles and Peter are all working overtime to work out different ETA's that might afford them time to catch flights on the 12th and 13th.
Dave and Adrian are busy knocking up a chilli with a twist, not sure what the twist is as we've had the chilli once or twice before. Mary, the big blue spinnaker, has been working hard over the last few days. Good old girl!
Many thanks to Trish for giving both Sam and I our first trans Atlantic haircut. Marc and Zoltan both declined the Sweeny Trish's hands. Sophia spent the aternoon in bed relaxing.