Rumour has it that some yachts are using
underhand techniques to increase speed in an unofficial race - oops I mean sail
- to Tonga! There are reports of the use of ladies underwear, namely bra
and knickers to harness more wind. The organisers are investigating and there
may be a stewards enquiry - at a suitable local inn soon!!
Karacool has not so far utilised these dubious
methods but ....
We have 437 miles to travel to Niue and have been
reading about the island. There are about 1500 peole living on the Island. And
20,000 living in New Zealand!! In 2006 the island was hit by a hurricane and
part of the island was flattened. We hope that it has managed to return to
an even keel.
Luckily, Stephen is already a member of Niue
Yacht Club from his previous trip. It has interesting caves and chasms and
hoefully we will be able to explore some of
them. So we look forward to seeing what they have to offer.