Crew member on GBR130 Imerys Clean Energy
Imerys Clean Energy
Conditions are getting quite crazy out here…
The wind is around 30 knots know and increasing slowly as we pelt towards a
front in the low pressure. We just had a sustained surf of 22 knots which
lasted a good 30 seconds with the boat absolutely screaming. This is really
the limit for the spinnaker, and we will probably change down soon to the
Code 5 furling sail if it gets any winder.
It was a great feeling last night to take the lead, but sorry to hear that
Phor-ty has had to stop earlier today, we were enjoying the battle, and not
too sure why Corum have slowed, but fingers crossed they will be up and
going very soon.
In the meantime we have some breathing space, but we are all too aware of
how many twists and challenges could lie ahead, so we will continue to race
hard and hopefully continue the lead margin just in case we too face
problems aboard. Phil