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Crew member on GBR9793T Cheeki Rafiki

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It's 2am on 25th August and blue watch, that's Gareth -skipper, gary, greg and ken watch leader), is off for another snooze. Back on at 6am for the 6hr early day shift.

This last shift was the first cold one, as we're getting further north.

We had an epic midnight casserole care of Gary. Would have included rice but for a misunderstanding with the pressure cooker that's left the cabin with a pleasant balti beige hue.

The wind has gradually eased over midnight with the reef shaken out at 1. Steering by the top stars on the plough. Early on the full moon was like a spotlight from behind.

Nr5 still damaged and Nick's gorilla tape has disappeared. The proper patches won't stick. So tomorrow some embroidery may be called for.

Now its red watch till 6am. That's Steven (co- skipper and owner, nick(watch leader), martin and john.

We're north of the Wash off lincolnshire. Next way point is hundreds of miles up north so this is really becoming the endurance event we expected.

Don't know where encore is, and we are assuming the other 40.7s are ahead too.

Ken Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device

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