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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019 – Still Drifting!

There are a few key things you need to make an offshore sailing race, foremost of these is wind.

Unfortunately nobody told the Middle Sea Race course this and so it just didn’t get ordered.

We have performed several wind dances and preyed to whatever gods people believe in and yet here we are still, drifting north of Sicily with 1.3knots of wind.

This has been the case throughout the night and has been immensely frustrating.

Looking up the course though the old adage “be careful what you wish for” needs apt.

Much stronger winds and an up wind challenge await and we are very much looking forward to strong breeze rather than the light drifting so far.

Crew are all happy and enjoying things… or in some cases have gone a little crazy.

Still, could be worse, we could all be in offices or watching grey, rainy days though a window.

On wards and upwards