Off and away
Mon 24 Nov 2008 08:58
All a bit if a rush but ready to get to the start on time. Thanks to Ed of Mailasail who replaced the phone at 11:30 pm on Saturday night and fianl gathering of the crewe at 11:00 am we were ready for the team photo (attached) at the start.
Arriving at the line with a comfortable 15 mintes to go we joined the 35 boats of the racing start. Off in the middle of the fleet we were soon heading for the acceleration zone off the Canaries. Relaxed and in the zone Ban & Andy relaxed we made steady progress (see photo).
During the night wind variable in direction and strength, but under Ben's guidance we continued to pass boats in the early hours.
Rigging fishing lines as I type news on seaford tomorrow...........