9 dais to the Start

Fri 16 Nov 2007 16:53
Dear All.
The time is running.....
We had the security equipment control, which we passed, and got the race nr. 200.
Stian left to Denmark yesterday and Reinholdt & Allan will arrive tomorrow. We had visit from Laila and the kids ( WONDERFULL ) and a friend. They all lef yesterday and today. Now back to the work !
-The boat is all most ready to start. We have small adjustmends to do, buy the fresh food, test batteries and end the engine.. and that's it.
From monday we will start to participate to seminaries and meetings about crossing the Atlantic, the regatta's rules, security, power management  and more. We painted a picture on the northern side of the breakewater, in the harbour, as we should and maybe we will wind a price for it  (I do hope !!). Every thing in this race is a game and our target is to win. The 18th we will have the official opening of the race and we have to march with flags, followed by a band, around the harbour. The same day there is a dingy competition inside the harbour and BBQ in the evening.
We are all OK and enjoy our time in Las Palmas.
The next mail will be sent the day of the start, the 25th. The start is scheduled at 13:00.
Best regards, Raffaele. 
Boat            HELLENA II
Capt.           RAFFAELE CANTONI
Sat.Phone  00881621440669
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