Crew member on GBR1702T Scarlet Logic
55 miles to go - and the beers are ready and waiting!
Scarlet has had another great day of champagne sailing round the Island of
Antigua and chasing the best time possible. She is currently leading the CSA
class and the IRC Class 2, and is second in the IRC overall championships.
No news from the boat today but they must be very busy having the times of
their lives! The weather currently is perfect: blue skies, azure seas, stiff
breeze from the right direction, and beers already ordered, waiting at the
Scarlet is heading towards the last mark of the course called Redonda at
over 9 knots, and is now some 13 miles ahead of Smile and Wave. Once
rounding Redonda, Scarlet will then be beating again towards the finish
line, which means she will have to take a longer course as she can't sail a
direct route. At the moment, I believe her estimated time over the line
should be in about 9 hours time which is 2.30am Friday GMT/UTC and 10.30pm
Antiguan time..... yet again, another Sailing Logic yacht will finish a
major offshore race in the dark! It always happens!
News from the fleet today is that there has been 5 retirements to date,
everyone ok, mainly mechanical failures and problems. Next yacht to finish
will be Uxorious IV, a British 62 foot Swan, well done to them!
Another update to follow this evening....
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