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2100

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!

0400

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.

0700

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.

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