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Race Committee,

It is with great regret that we have to retire from the race. :-(

Despite the whole village of Stornoway willing to help we have not been able so far to repair the main in such a way that we can rejoin the race and, more important, pull the throttle to the level of racing.

We'll spent today preparing the boat for her delivery back to homeport and expect to leave Stornoway monday morning early heading for Bishop rock through the Irish Sea.

We have noted the race in our mental log's as `unfinished business' and will try to come to the start in four years.

The disappointment is there. But manned with huge portions of fresh scallops and a solid Scottish breakfast this morning.

Regards, and back to channel sixteen,

JanKees & Bart

o/b La Promesse

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