Crew member on GBR4669R Pata Negra
On route to Mugga Flugga (Via Satalite)
Photo of St Kilda resent!
Since St Kilda, we've been trucking along at about 13 Knots touching
18Knots at times in the surf. Sun is up and the boat/crew have dried
out a little. Dave T's driving is very impressive and seems to put
the boat on the surf on the smallest of waves, but sailing a Class 40
around the world does that for you!
Kite is under huge pressure, so the kevlar in the flaking off on the
turning block. 5 Turns on the winch but everyone is getting some
Last time Giles Redpath (owner) was up here, he rowed around St Kilda
with the late John Fisher in a Corby on the Double Handed RBI race.
He's dreaming of wanting to stop in Lerwick as the reception there was
so amazing... however we can't so he'll have to wait to Cowes for a
Lunch was ham/cheese sandwich and tonight is FD Spag Carbonara... the
delights of offshore racing :)
Attached is a photo of lunch (with Giles in the bunk asleep whilst I
work) and the other photo is the guys putting the boat through the
paces downwind. Sorry for the small images, but data is reserved
strictly for weather!
Hope the fleet are OK... looks like we're in for a windy time on Saturday.
Chris on Pata Negra