Crew member on GBR9793T Cheeki Rafiki
Red watch came on 1800 - 2200hrs
The race now feels more intense with the arrival and overtaking by Puma Logic. A brief rumour that we had been lapped was physically quashed at source. and we are trying to hold our position. A rather unlikely outcome given their recent performance relative to ours.
Blue watch returned 2200- 0200hrs
We now approach Bishops Rock and the separation zones to the west and the south.
We choose to avoid the separation zones given the poor visibility tonight. This together with some over cautious navigation by yours truly probably cost us significant time.
We approach the gap between Bishops rock and the southern separation zone on a bearing of 100deg. This will likely serve us through to the lizard on starboard tack.
Red watch returned 0200- 0600hrs
The sail change is made at 0230hrs with the nr 1 medium heavy replacing the nr 3.
A lookout is kept to spot the Bishops rock in the misty night. We pass Bishops Rock, and on to the Lizard