Arrival in Falmouth

Purple Mist
Skippers: Kate Cope / Claire Dresser
Wed 29 May 2019 06:16
50:9.140N 5:4.220W

It was a cracking sail yesterday. We left Fowey behind in the sunshine and sailed through a mix of sunshine and cloud. The wind was pretty feisty at 20kts again but for most of the trip was on the beam so Purple Mist zoomed along at 7kts or so.

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The Cornish countryside really is beautiful. We past rolling hills and secluded beaches. I was dreaming of Poldark riding his horse across this hillside.

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We arrived in Falmouth and joined the raft of Azab boats mostly flying their battle flags. We rafted up against Bigfoot as Rob still has a few jobs to do so we may as well be next door to help out.
No sooner as we had arrived than the Royal Cornwall YC launch offered us a ride up to the club to register. Bobby was still in his oilies. I was very pleased to be complimented on my organisational skills as we had no outstanding items . We picked up the YB tracker that attaches to the boat so you can all see where I am on the Yellow Brick app once we turn them on.

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Back to the bit to do a few last jobs that we identified on the trip to Falmouth. This is Bobby checking the rig. Looks impressive but pity the poor person that had to winch him up there. My arms are like Popeyes now!

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The day ended with the first of many social activities a club supper at the RCYC. A chance to meet fellow competitors. Sabine and Udo from Germany in Je Vole also have a Sunfast 3200 like Purple Mist. Also met Ertan on Lazy Otter a Golden globe race competitor I first met one Monday morning at Hamble point ....whilst racing to the car to get to work for a meeting.