LOG DAY 4 - Up the rig...

Global Yacht Racing's EH01
Global Yacht Racing - sponsors: Caspian Services
Wed 23 Nov 2011 14:15
Umm well it could almost be groundhog day here on EH01's 2011 ARC race as yet again the first mate was hoisted aloft to retrieve a lost spi halyard. Will Robinson Racing would have been proud of Bertie Whitley (One Design? can't make our minds up) as she climbed bravely up in a lumpy 25kts. It was Davo's fault of course although he blames Tylasker; the culture of blame is as always alive and well on this boat!
Bit of a big night last night, 27kts gusts saw the main dropped and us just under headsail however we experienced loads of R&R much to my dismay.
The kite almost went up this morning but we sent Bertie Whitley OD (OK its stuck) instead and are therefore still under reefed main and ooed out No.2 - conservative? yes I know but you havent seen Mr Bird drive!
Well its wether time so I'm off.
Andy (skipper)