From HG at position 28 07.62N , 15.25,57W
Robin and Sue carter
Sat 19 Nov 2011 19:36
,Departure minus 18 hours.
Well am I stuffed! I am full to the gunwhales with carrots, onions, pineapples, oranges and goodness knows what else. Every conceivable little space on me is crammed with food, water or crew. But I have to say they are all seeming quite relaxed, must be that bottle of gin they had to finish to make way for courgettes.
All the socials have finished and I hope they are going to have an early night tonight cos I could do with a rest before I start the marathon crossing tomorrow. All of us cruisers start at 1pm but we are going to take it easy somewhere near the back, the thought of 250 boats all vying for the start line puts Wednesday night racing at Castle Cove into kindergarten status. The funny thing is that my handicap is about as bad (or good!) as my predecessor ‘Madrigal’s’ was. I have been classified as 4th from the bottom of the fleet, so there’s not far to fall but a lot of potential to improve.
Many thanks to those who have sent in estimates of how long it will take me to get there, we are still receiving your guesses so keep them coming.
For those having trouble finding me on the site, try – mailasail.com look under blogs or webnews and look under randscarter. We would love to have short messages from you as we sail along but would ask
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IF YOU DO PERFORM THESE SINS IT CLOGS UP OUR SATELITE LINK AND WE CANNOT GET VITAL INFORMATION SUCH AS WEATHER AND EMERGENCY MESSAGES.
End of lecture!
Please keep track of how I’m doing and look at the ARC site where there are lots of photos.
Lots of love