Rambler 100 was first to finish and set the course record. Her passage is sharp contrast to our crossing.
So I just finished a fully crewed transatlantic race. big deal. This is a bit of humble pie
My thoughts work backwards; the most recent first. I did not suffer from Channel Fever during the closing days of this race. I would not allow myself. Upon finishing however I allowed myself the luxury of thinking about a bacon baguette at Tiffin’s in Cowes.
The finish was at the Lizard, Cornwall, 150 miles from the dock in Cowes.
We finished at about 5 o’clock in the morning and arrived in Cowes just past midnight; in time for last call. The following morning after a shower and shave, it was off to Tiffin’s where I savored just such as delight along with a large coffee.
There are more stories connected to this adventure. Some appropriate to be repeated and some that will remain on the boat.
The first start for the transatlantic race went off at 2pm on schedule in a 10 knot southerly wind and a flooding tide. Our start is scheduled for wednesday at 2pm.
As things are at the moment we may not have much more wind , just a different direction.
Point Alpha was finally revealed this evening at the skipper’s meeting. 46 20 n 51 w There are also some exclusion zones because of whales.
Gary Jobson will moderate, John Rousmaniere, Reeves Potts, Bob Towbin, Larry Huntington, George David, and Chris Gartner will participate.