Crew member on FRA38757 Phosphorus II
The first 24 hours
After a pretty standard prestart routine of preparation and briefings yesterday the crew of Phosphorus started the SRBIR. For many this would be the longest offshore race they have done so excitement was high and motivation was a plenty.
The first 24 hours of the race have gone smoothly, and life onboard is good. After the initial 20kts from the South that greeted the fleet rounding the Isle of Wight, the wind has veered and for a large part we have seen 9-13kts from the West, patiently awaiting for a shift that doesnt seem to be in a hurry to arrive.
Phosphorus has crossed tacks with Pata Negra a couple of times, both trying to find the right wind to break away from the oothr. But at the moment both boats stay stalking each other onnthe way to the Lizard.
The lesser-spotted Navigator (Mark Emerson) has made fleeting visits to the deck to grumble about grib files and drink his extra strong coffee before going below to check the routing just as a rain shower arrives. Coincidence or luck?
Incident of the Day:
Lily Lower getting locked in the heads for 20mins with no one below to hear her cries for help.
Quote of the day-
Oli Hancocks : Is there any reason were going slow, apart from my driving?
Rest of watch in unison: No!
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