Crew member on GBR1702T Scarlet Logic
Scarlet Logic has had a great run overnight and are waking up this morning
to see Antigua ahead of them and only 129 miles to go to the finish line, so
we believe they should cross the line sometime later today.
They have scorched round Guadeloupe after their little wind hole experience,
and have pulled out a 9 mile lead over Smile and Wave, with whom they were
having a big tussle with yesterday. They have also managed to increase the
gap between themselves and Solent rivals EH01 to over 25 miles; we believe
Scarlet is the leading non-professionals yacht in the race which is still
On the leader board, Scarlet is still leading IRC Class 1 by some margin but
had dropped to 5th in IRC Overall, as some of the yachts ahead have finished
and posted a time. It is not confirmed yet that the positions in IRC overall
are set in stone, so Scarlet could still better her 5th place at the
moment, so go, Scarlet, go!
We have not heard form the yacht today, which means that they must be
working hard trying to get every last tiny bit of speed out of her.......
Line honours went to the biggest yacht in the Race, Hetairos, who although
did not beat the record set 2 years ago by Rambler 100, still managed to get
round in under 3 days, which is awesome. With over 30 crew onboard, they
must have had to have had a very big galley!
Scarlet's victualling (food) was organised by Rosie Danby, girlfriend of
Ross, who spent days cooking and freezing meals so that the crew could eat
as well as possible whilst racing, without actually having to cook nmeals
from scratch. Good food is very important when racing offshore, not only for
energy but also for morale, so many thanks to Rosie for her efforts.
Sailing Logic Ltd
Shamrock Quay Marina
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