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Encore Blog Saturday 4th September We think this is the longest beat any of us have done. Bets are being taken for the wind to go into the west as we round Bembridge Ledge. We seem to be having quite a race in IRC 1 with much further to go on the race course yet. Best sight so far - phosphoressence of the dolphins racing alongside ius at night. Worst sight so far .......... suffice to say Nikki was brave to sign on with eight chaps for the race! The design of the 40.7 is such that starboard tack is now bucket tack - and we are quite grateful it was a port leg all the way up the North Sea.

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