A very challenging race in light and variable winds. An early lead as we crept along the Island shore towards the Needles was very satisying as we watched yachts drifting away and over the Shingle Bank towards the North passage. Over ambitious with our timing of the tide gate at Portland Bill, we perhaps suffered as the wind died away.
But we did at least get to try out our entire wardrobe of sails which kept Jeremy & I very busy. The staysail in particular looks like having much potential.
Food was boil in the bag - tasted fine. And no washing up. But more fruit needed - least said the better!
The yachties weren't the only ones basking in the sunshine off Eddystone. We watched in awe as a magnificent basking shark glided across our bows. Almost close enough to reach out and touch.
Finally, drifted around the Eddystone Light on Sunday. Perhaps not as brave as some with the rounding, but Primary Objective No.1 (finish) decreed a safe rounding distance. Then settled down for the long drift back towards Salcombe.
Objective for the next race - get our comms sorted, and maybe even post a few blogs on the way.