Crew member on GBR9350T CV1 Edinburgh Inspiring Capital
Edinburgh Inspiring Capital off to a good start
The start went to schedule at 14.00 hours. Strong South Westerlies werethe order of the day with winds varying between 20 -35knts and 1.5 hoursfoul tide below us.
It was a 'downhill' start which always presents a challenge as ourhelmsman, first mate Jimbo had to balance the power and speed of theyacht against the proximity to the line. Being over the line at thestart would have been disastrous as we would have had to have beat ourway back to restart. However timing was spot on and the No 2 Yankee washoisted on the gun and we shot off the line in the top third of thefleet. We powered down the Solent on a broad reach to see what thechannel can offer us.
The crew are in great spirits and looking forward to the challenges thatlie ahead and I think I can speak for most of the crew when I say it isgood to get started!