Crew member on GBR93 Concise 2
Oil rigs break up the monotony. In an unbroken scene of blue-grey swell,oil fields liven up the leg like an obstacle course. We passed throughone earlier near Aberdeen and a big red patrol vessel came out to meetus, turned around and followed us as we went by. Perhaps they were boredtoo!
The wind is teasing us - up and down, left and right - we switch to amore powerful sail configuration that gives us a bit more height as webeat towards the Shetlands.
The tack blows on the Solent jib. It comes downstairs with a gush ofwater and we are back to the staysail until it is repaired. A cold andblustery morning. 90 miles to the top of the course.