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Gertha and crew are very sad as we will be back in
Suffolk in a matter of days and are currently plotting our escape routes into
Eastern Europe or back to the Caribbean. Alas, it is not to be
and freedom will soon be gone as someone has to go back to work. Maybe I
will take Gertha voyaging, anyone want to join me?!
Gertha spent the weekend on the Hamble and kicked
some Hanse butt at the rally held at the Royal Southern Yacht Club (oh la-de-da
how spiffing). Despite being ridiculously overladen having just sailed over
12000 miles she managed to win her class and finish around 5th overall out of
around 20 boats. Not a bad effort that was rewarded with t-shirts and a
book about how to be an amazing sailor, although I felt they probably should
have given the book to the losers as we are quite clearly already
Currently in Gosport, the next stop will be either
Eastbourne, Dover or Ramsgate depending on wind and tides before making the
final trip up the North Sea home. Booooo hiss.
See you soon Magic.