Crew member on IRL3607 Lula Belle
Well first 24 hours over and we are very happy with the Boat. All is going
well. Very tough but rewarding night. Lula Belle equalled her 24 hour
record. 200 Miles in 24 hours. Miles per ship log not race course. First
time on North sea and got cracking introduction. Wind hit 42 knts at one
gust. Brian hit top speed 16.9 knts with only white sails up.
We are now hoping to make as much progress as we can up north. The real
test for us starts tomorrow when we expect winds of 20kns plus on nose.
How long we can handle that pounding will make or brake our race.
So for now spirits are high and we are pushing hard.