The ‘EH01’ RORC Transatlantic ’23 Report – Beards & Speed – Less Than 24hrs to go!
We’ve got less than 24 hours to run on this amazing adventure so time for the final blog
Its so close now, we can smell the showers – we really really need one!! Also a cold beer and burgers and the pool and internet!
Last night was fun – we dropped the kite before a big dark squall cloud, hoisted again after the squall, dropped again for the the next squall and then spent the morning under a poled out headsail in the increased breeze and sea state. Now we are back under our Ullman S4 and the world is looking good again. The poled out headsail arrangement did manage to give us the highest speed of the trip though – Jasper got 12.79 knots, sorry Beana, you aren’t the speed queen any more!
Sleeping bags lost – 1. Its somewhere on this boat but no one had found Jeremy’s sleeping bag.
Tanks of water used – 3
Tanks of fuel used for charging our batteries – 1. The solar panels have worked really well in keeping us topped up all day.
Gas Bottles – 1.25
Spinnaker hoists in the last 24 hours – 3
Anti wrap nets that have got wrapped – 1
Shaves on the trip – 4. 1 for Jasper, 3 for Jeremy. Rest of the guys happily growing beards.
Best Joke of the Trip – Frank for the’chicken goes to the library’ joke
See you in Grenada tomorrow!
Neil, Prue, Jasper, Jenn, Sam, Frank, Jeremy, Paul, Beana and Christina
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