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British Soldier RB&I Race Report 5

as at 2359 wed 13 aug

The highlight of the day had to be the sumptious cheese board for lunch,

including chutneys and tesco's finest biscuits. The smell from the fridge

was overpowering even the smell of Will's feet so the cheese had to be

eaten urgently! Life on a very bumpy port tack at 20 degrees heel heading

into a 20-30 knot wind has taken its toll on living down below. Sitting at

the chart table involves paddling in the puddle at your feet. Everything

is wet including sleeping bags - not great for morale! Every 2 hours sees

an olympic gymnastic performance from someone exiting their bunk and

putting on waterproofs. Oh and there's still lots of tweaking of sails and

reefing in and out being done too! On the plus side Matt Barnes hasn't

been sick for 12 hours now... they don't make Paras like they used to .

In other news the crew have now nicknamed Phil 'Sharpe' where most of his

crew marches on paper while the chosen few march on to Scotland!

Phil

Skipper

British Soldier

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