Preparations are almost complete ahead of the race. All stores have been
received and packed away. Last minute checks have been completed and Ivan has
attended the final safety briefing.
The marina has been a hive of activity over the past few days as everyone
has been working very hard to get their yachts ready for the race on
There has of course been some time allowed for eating and refreshment. The
ARC organisers held a party for all entrants at Club Nautico on Friday evening
where several platters of tapas and cool beers were enjoyed!
The Single Side Band (SSB) radio and Sailmail solution has not been tried
yet as the signal within the Marina area is very poor. We are, however, able to
pick up and send our email via the MailaSail solution.
Here’s to a safe and enjoyable start on Sunday 21st November at 13:00 UTC
(GMT in old money).
Skipper and crew of ‘Ocean Hobo’.