Sat 20 Jun 2009 19:13
Sines - June 20th/21st
The next leg was 50m down to Sines - this was a frustrating leg for us as we suffered with foul tides, light winds and strong gusts (one which almost broached us - but for the cat light reactions of our skipper).
All that said we also had some very good sailing and Terry and I had a lot of fun on the foredeck playing with the cruising chute.
We crossed the finishing line at 19:28 and at todays results presentation found out that we came 5th overall (which with all the issues on the day was a good result). So to date we have a 2nd, 2nd, 5th, 4th, 5th (15 yachts in the rally).
Tomorrow we have a 06:30 start for the final leg to Lagos where your intrepid reporter will return home - to be replaced by the far more competant (she can write poems!) and of course far better looking Gail !
Attached a couple of pics of Sines...
Bob the boy