I will try to catch you up in the next few posts. I am currently in Gosport, England hanging out as today when we started our race to France with the fleet, we had a little mishap. I can only recount what I heard as I was not Driving or on deck. I was at the navigation station trying to figure out how to plot a good course on this happy race. We were actually doing quite well, 3rd to the first mark out of 12 when I noticed on the radar that we were really close to the mark, when BAM#$%^! we had hit it and done a good job of it. It was almost like a MOB (man overboard drill) as engines turned on, everyone in safety gear up on deck, yankee and staysail down and then main down once we had looked overboard and noticed a bit of fiberglass sticking out. Then on our way back to the marina with the other boats sailing off to France. Now we are awaiting a patch job and then we can go back and meet up with the fleet probably sometime tomorrow on a part of the course. That is the exciting and bad news. The good news is that with Force 4-5 winds and being down in the boat, I did not get seasick!!!!
Yes, you will get pictures later. and I am able to work on the blog. It has been an amazing experience getting work shut down for me and getting my home ready for a housesitter. Many thanks to those whose without their help I would be in deep trouble: Ruby, Cindy and Sonia, Kari, Margie, Amanda, Doug, SunHi, Brandon and friend, Carolyn, Laura and if I left someone out I apologize. Otherwise I might have just had to sell my house, car and everything I owned like someone else on my boat had done.
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Good to hear from you! But you guys really had to practise this one??? I hope CV26 will be patched up and ready to race again. What’s your secret to not getting seasick? Best of luck with the rest of the week.
ClipperTelemed+ Legs 4 & 8
Actually I did end up seasick the next day. I think mother watch had something to do with it. Was fine rest of week. Only 3 people of 18 escaped the dreaded disease.
Did the responsible party walk the plank?
Sorry to hear about the rough start, but if the crew is anything like you, time will be made up with a vengeance 🙂
Sorry to hear you’re off to a rough start, but if your crew is anything like you, the delay will be made up with a vengeance 🙂