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Jul 2011

Sports: A Sailing Celebration With Gansetts And Cigars!

Rolex Transatlantic Race : British Soldier: Past half way

Thursday, 07 July 2011

Position at 2200hrs Z, Weds 6 Jul: 46degs27 N, 38degs06 W (610 NM due E of Newfoundland)

Great white sail reaching all day, heading due E at over 9 kts – we logged 210 miles in the 24hrs to 1800hrs today. Key decision is when to head further N, away from this band of stronger wind and closer to the GC route and find our way through the ridge of high pressure to the E. Possibly tonight as the wind starts to veer… The fog’s back after a 10hr absence. Hopefully this is limited to preceding a front coming up on us tonight.

Small celebration at lunchtime, since we passed the halfway point last night. It looked more like a mid-Atlantic mess meeting, with a Narragansett beer and cigars. 1500miles down, around 1300 to go.

Almost hit a whale, but he ducked just in time. Otherwise all’s well. :-)

TransAtlantic Race tracker: www.transatlanticrace.org/tracker