Crew member on FRA26 Aparito
We’re NEARLY at the top!!! Frosty and Pip doing a great job of sailing 2H to get us here, while I’ve been getting involved in pulling on ropes and making tea (Mam, you’d be proud!), bailing and stacking. Stacking 150kg worth of kit every time we tack/ gybe.
That’s a lot of weight for a desk based bum like me.
“Tubs”, our boat has been gathering pace. At times she’s charging ahead like a Welsh prop forward about to score a try in Twickenham.
35kts of wind does that to you. Otherwise she’s pretty slow and heavy.
We got to see a bit of Ireland which looked stunning, as did St Kilda.
Then taking it steady for the last leg to get round the Shetland Islands in 35kts of breeze with more forecast.
Elin Haf Davies - Aparito
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