I was just in the process of writing what an enjoyable sail this has been
when a squall crept up on us in the dark about twenty minutes ago and
snapped my spinnaker pole in two. I'm not a happy bunny now. Still, I gather
from today's radio net that a good few boats couldn't start on time in
Rodney Bay because of problems with kit so it could be worse.
We are currently about 180 miles NW of Caracas, Venezuela. Still aiming for
a quick Aruba stopover about 280 miles further on.
This missive should be showing up both on the www.graptolite.eu fronted
Mailasail weblog and on the
www.worldcruising.com World ARC weblog. The words all say the same thing
but my photos are mostly kept on the www.graptolite.eu site and the position
tracking is based on wherever I am when I write. The World ARC site will be
good for official noon position reporting, general race news and news from