Crew Member on GBR7236R Rán
Middle of the nightand despite the few stars we can see through theclouds, it is pitch dark and the only light is reallythe glow from the land. We have now passed GrandeTerre from the Guadeloupe island. And we are sailingaround 9 to 10 knots up wind towards La Desirade.Earlier on we passed, on starboard, the island calledMarie Galante. We now have sailed 400 miles and oncewe round La Desirade, we will be heading towardsAntigua and the finish.
We have found out that the2 other boats on the water ahead of us are quite closeto us. In another words we caught up with them! Let'skeep up and not let them go again. It has been wet,and more wet, bumpy, lumpy, and real rock and roll! Itseems we were not to have just a nice sunny or drysailing the entire race!