Wed 15 Aug 2012 10:05
Weather forecasts have caused a 24 hr delay in commencing the race, while the parade of sail went head off the coast. The usual fantastic sight, fully rigged tall ships really look the part.  We managed to get some crew training in, primarily putting in and shaking out main sail reefs.  The deck cadets onboard have got to grips with sailing Creidne yacht and can now manage her un-supervised, BZ to the 51st Cadet Class.  Sail Training International commenced the race to Dublin last evening, primarily with the larger tall ships, the vast majority of the smaller vessels remaining in port due to weather.  L E Aoife is escorting them in large following seas, with gale to strong gale force winds overnight.  A crew member from one of the smaller yachts that sailed went overboard and is reported to have been air lifted to shore for medical attention, we all wish him/her a speedy recovery.  Creidne remains in A Coruna with several other mainly Britsh sail training yachts, we hope to get underway as soon as the present low passes over.  That looks like thursday PM at the earliest and recretably it means we will go from to much wind to no wind.