LOG DAY 1 - ARC Starts!

Global Yacht Racing's EH01
Global Yacht Racing - sponsors: Caspian Services
Sun 20 Nov 2011 14:08
We're off! after a busy week of yacht preparation, food buying, more food buying and some food buying with the odd social event thrown in the crew of EH01 are on the way to St Lucia.
The start was fairly uneventful for us, we chose a conservative approach to the line under white sails and then hoisted the kite once clear. As we head SE to clear the island there are not too many yachts in front, but the view astern is fantastic with the backdrop of hundreds of sails and spinnakers set against the brown peaks of Gran Canaria.
On the traditional fishing note confidence is high on board; armed with a brand new fishing rod, lures big enough to catch whales and plenty of line revenge could be ours over the Atlantic tuna this year! Still its a long way and previous years have seen the fish take a heathy lead so we'll wait and see how we go.
Thats about all for now, there will of course be more as we go!
Andy - Skipper.