49:58.43N 05:25.21W Slow progress to Lands End

Rob Packham
Sun 30 May 2010 18:53
The Fal 500 Race started at 1210hrs today and we had a good start with 12kts of wind and kept the Gennaker flying until the Manacles.
Made some good ground on several of the boats that started 10 minutes ahead. 
Down the Lizard and the mist and drizzle set in and the wind went - all over the place.
Now off the middle of Mounts Bay and only making 2kts towards Lands End with the tide against now for the next few hours.
Wet and miserable but just had one of Tim's special Fuizion meals - Chicken Dhansak with Rice - nice!!
Looks like a long night ahead - not much sleep possible until we clear Lands End and the Traffic Separation Zone.