Crew member on GBR4778R EH01
Day 3 of the 2015 Caribbean 600 and after a wet and blustery night we have
rounded the Barbuda buoy for the second time and are on our way to 'the
Kingdom of Redonda'.
More on-going repairs to the mainsail tack to try to hold it together as we
speak and a sense of frustration at the wind angle as it doesn't look like
we can hold a kite at the moment and we have dropped back to 3rd on
corrected time. Still pushing as hard as we and a very tired crew can!
Our Guadeloupe plans went well, we encountered the wind hole a little sooner
than expected and so where around 1/2 mile away from where I wanted to be
but we didn't suffer too much. However it looked like the wind filled in
behind us so the chasing boats got a bit of a bonus.
Breakages (so far) not too bad; Declan was trapped in the head for a while
after Christina fell against the door and smashed it inwards, we had to
remove the frame to get him out! Not pleasant for him or in fact me; the
owner and writer f the sacred cheques!!
Back on deck now for more procrastination about a kite hoist....bring it on!