Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 18

Post Mini Fastnet

As I write this I am sitting on a ferry back to the UK. It is the first time I have crossed the channel this way and I have to say it is not to bad! It is much more like a cruise ship than any ferries I have been on before. As I sit …

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Jun 14

Mini Non-Fastnet: Disappointing but lots of lessons learnt

At the race briefing on Saturday night it was announced that due to the forecast that we would be doing a race south instead of rounding the Fastnet rock. Then on Sunday morning at the final briefing it was decided that we would be going on a shortened south course due to the low that …

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Jun 10

Prologue done… the Mini Non-Fastnet!!

Yesterday was the inshore prologue race which gave Craig and I the chance to sail together. We took the race easy and used the smaller kite which held us back a bit, but on the whole it was a good race and test for the big race. Having spent last night going over the navigation …

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Jun 08

Building up to the Mini Fastnet

It has been a busy couple of days in Douarnenez getting ready for the race. We spent Tuesday getting ready for the inspection and ended up setting up a epoxy workshop in the apartment!! We passed our safety checks first time and set to work sorting the boat for the race. One thing I have …

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Jun 05

Douarnenez via Paris

After a great cruise across the channel to Deauville (except when the wind dies in the shipping lanes), I got a train on Sunday morning to Paris. Having never been to Paris, I was very excited and with only 19hrs I was on a mission to take in as much as possible.  I managed to …

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