Update from my first race – London to Brest

We’re currently 2/3rds of the way through our first race to Brest.

Frustration followed a slow start, as we watched the whole fleet disappear over the horizon because one of the quick release shackle that holds one of the three corners of the sail to the boat, took it’s name far too seriously and release whenever it felt like it.

The result was a sail that most often looked like a bed sheet flapping on a washing line rather than a bit of sailing kit!!

Since then we’ve clawed our way back up the fleet to the front runners.

Two ‘watches’ of 11 people each, watch patterns are 4 hrs on 4 off at night and 6 on 6 off during day, and ‘hot bunking’ which is not as much fun as it sounds it should be !! You grab sleep when you can off watch, a couple of hours at a time.

I’ll blog again once I’m on dry land.

In the meantime, you can sponsor me in aid of MacMillan Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer UK by clicking here to go to my JustGiving page and donating online, or by texting the word ‘SAIL72′ followed by the amount you wish to donate (eg, £10) to 70070


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