Ready for Sea

Doug Smith
Sun 6 May 2012 18:34
Friday 4 May and Moya is now in Jolly Harbour getting ready for sea.  Current position is N17.04. W61.53 - so we are a full 11 miles nearer home than our last entry!  The limited blog entries result from major IT problems in our being able to access the nett, compounded by hardware issues that have finally resulted in having to get Windows re-loaded!  All very frustrating when all you want to do is get the boat ready  for sea - and its very hot!  We still have not got our iridium connection sorted, so this could be the last you hear until the Azores!
Excellent Antigua Classics - we came second in our class, with a first and three seconds but actually achieved 3 out of 4 line honours, logging a record speed of 9.6 knots through the water in one race (theoretical max is 9.8)  We all had a very good time and did our best to uphold the very fine tradition of splicing the mainbrace several times over. 
All appears well with the boat, we have had a thorough work up and plan to sail Sunday at mid day. 
I guess if you are reading this you will already have found out how to access the web diary and the email address is moya {CHANGE TO AT} mailasail {DOT} com - but don't send any attachments or photographs, it costs a fortune to download through the satellite and I am trying to save my credit for weather information.
Best Wishes,