Fastnet 2005 Race progress reports

Tue 2 Aug 2005 21:04
So race day is approaching and final preparations are underway. The boat is out of the water for here final scrub and go faster paint job!!
The chocolate brownies and cottage pies are in Vic's oven and the charts and route plans are all over the dinning table.
The team preparations are complete after the last training day on Sunday. The full team will meet on Saturday the 6th August for final provisioning and a last supper before the start off Cowes at 11.20 am Sunday morning well wishers can see us off at 8.00 Am or go over to Cowes to watch the start off the Royal Yacht Squadron!!!
After the start the team will be focused on the challenge ahead.. 608 miles of ocean racing against challenging navigation and strong tidal streams down the English channel before rounding lands end for the dash across the Irish sea to the Fastnet rock off the south west tip of Ireland. Then back to Plymouth via bishop rock off the Scilly Isles.
The team have worked hard and the preparation is done lets hope far winds and good tides will bring us all home in good spirits some time on Thursday or Friday next week.
Progress reports will be posted  on the diary page each day if the technology works and the weather is far to allow time off the rail to write the reports.
Here is to a great race and achieving  are objectives
Complete the course safely with good team spirit and with a respectable mid table result!!!
Regards Chris Dyson
Skipper of  Lazy Dawn