Crew member on GER5555 Bank von Bremen
Many greetings from the Crew of Bank von Bremen
Yesterday evening we rounded Muckle Flugga and are happy to be on our way
back now. The beating in wet and windy conditions became tiring. In the
moment we are going upwind again but this time sun is shining. We have faced
already a number of technical problems. Just after the start we lost our
Gennaker pole and had to improvise. Due to deep broaching we had to send one
crewmember up to the top of the mast in heavy weather conditions.
Succesfullly we started running around south-east England. A two days
passage through the North-Sea brought us to the Lat. of 60-ies. We are
still in the game but have sometimes the feeling of being in a different
race than our competitors because of different weather conditions.