ALTAIR - Message from the sea

2015-01-11

We are eagerly awaiting the daily update which has the crew excited, to see how everyone is doing against each other, who has been the big climbers, who has slipped back, I am sure today will be a new story again.

 

We are eagerly awaiting the daily update which has the crew excited, to see how everyone is doing against each other, who has been the big climbers, who has slipped back, I am sure today will be a new story again. Seemed to us that The Blue Peter had a very good day yesterday finding a cheeky lane fast and low through the middle, where perhaps others were unable to sail low, well done to them. Sailing deep is something we have struggled with in this sea way. This great Fife Schooner has been alive at times and has put several smiles on the helmsman's faces as we have pushed our way down the waves, she has also given us a few gentle reminders of when to back off. 
We have had several crew up the rigs, several times sorting out chafe and general checks and maintenance, it has been a great adventure so far and we look forward to hearing more from the other boats.
We spent the morning getting out of foul weather gear, then back in it as we had several rain clouds come past us today. Generally though we have found our selves down in what seems like a warmer lane than we started in!
Too early to say we feel a bit of Caribbean coming on?
Altair

Seemed to us that The Blue Peter had a very good day yesterday finding a cheeky lane fast and low through the middle, where perhaps others were unable to sail low, well done to them. Sailing deep is something we have struggled with in this sea way. This great Fife Schooner has been alive at times and has put several smiles on the helmsman's faces as we have pushed our way down the waves, she has also given us a few gentle reminders of when to back off. 

We have had several crew up the rigs, several times sorting out chafe and general checks and maintenance, it has been a great adventure so far and we look forward to hearing more from the other boats.

We spent the morning getting out of foul weather gear, then back in it as we had several rain clouds come past us today. Generally though we have found our selves down in what seems like a warmer lane than we started in!

Too early to say we feel a bit of Caribbean coming on?

Altair

 

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