A final meal before we're off
Idea Yacht Racing Ltd
Sat 23 Nov 2013 16:11
The count down is now less than 24 hours until race start. All the
last minute details are seen to. IDEA is packed, stacked and ready to
go as is the crew. One last meal ashore, a good nights sleep, and
Several of us have been studying the weather charts and it seems that
dreams of breaking the record may be off. It's a dynamic picture
that's continually changing and evolving so we may yet get the
favorable weather pattern back as we go.
Starting in on the crew introductions today (in no particular order)
we have: Lucas Bertrand of the famous Americas Cup Bertrands. Lucas
is on this trip with us taking a vacation from his Digital media
company. Trying to one up the old man who apparently has not crossed
an ocean he is currently taking bets on how long his last meal will
stay down. So far the odds are 4:1 for inside of 18 hours.
Todays second introduction Tom Gamble. Tom is with us from his normal
life of Real Estate and is looking forward to the next ten days of
charging through the ocean on this machine. He's been with us for all
the training weekends and is keen to see IDEA out in the ocean proper.
By Sunday evening he will have gotten his wish.
Over the course of the next several days you will meet the rest of the
crew as we settle into the watch system and race this boat South and
West. Palm trees and rum drinks are calling to us.
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now