52:58.94N 06:01.99W Race Start Delayed - High winds
STAR DANCER'S OCCASIONAL LOG
Sat 21 Jun 2008 17:30
It started raining at 0630 this morning and has rained throughout the day. We are tied up on the East Pier with a couple of boats outside us and right now the wind is picking up for the blow tonight.
Our last couple of days have seen intense preparation - up the mast, diving under to scrub her bottom and clearing vast amounts of non essential gear off the boat. Tim thinks Starry is Aladdins Cave!
The Wicklow Sailing club have been great hosts and the Guiness is good. It has been great to meet up with Pete and Emma from Ruffian who sailed a close race with Star Dancer on the AZAB last year. We have the same rating - 0.938 - as their Sigma 36 so the competition should be good.
Lets hope the gale blows through in time for the new start in the morning.