Log day 4 - kite dramas

Global Yacht Racing's EH01
Global Yacht Racing - sponsors: Caspian Services
Thu 24 Nov 2011 15:01
I wasnt going to write today due to being a bit p**sed off about the destroyed kite but what the hey.
We had our first crack at flying the kite overnight last night and it didnt end well. Conditions were difficult for the crew as it was pretty dark with lots of cloud and few stars. Any way we thought we had finally cracked it and everyone seemed to be getting the hang of it when the kite just disintegrated. I guess the continual flogging did the trick and now its in bits. The crew reacted well and we did eventually get it down although we had a stuggle as it was pretty badly messed up with the anti wrap device - work that one out!
Moral is back up and so is the masthead kite and we are heading in roughly the right direction although much further south than I wanted to be.
Bertie One Design had yet another foray up the rig to retrieve the errent spi halyard and sort out the masthead tricolour, she seems to like it so we are planning littl excursions for her daily.
Andy (skipper)