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Fastnet Race Blog Day two

Fastnet Race 2015 Blog from onboard our team on EH01

As day two in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 ended, so did some of the rail chatter, after the ‘skipper shopping trip’ game I think the crew had fried their brains through overuse in the sun.  The breeze kicked in briefly later in the day, with a few overnight doldrum patches to follow, J2 continues to be the sail of choice or more necessity with constant tweaking overnight to squeeze the best out of EH01.

We aremaking progress but slow and waiting for the so called heavy weather warning we are currently sitting in apparently!! hmmm….

Another beautiful sunset and sunrise, with the sunrise on day 3 came a
huge pod of dolphins playing alongside the boat much to the delight of the on
watch.  At change over, the new watch, of course had dolphin envy and
refused to believe us, so no dolphins for them apparently.. then as we took
our watch back like clockwork another huge pod of dolphins turn up.  We are
now the self appointed “Dolphin Watch” and have video and photographic
evidence for the non-believers.

The main concern as we drift along today the is  sad news that  Ali’s mums cakes are finished!!  There are a lot of Fastnet Race crew who have bought treats that run up the rail to keep us all going as we plod along; Karen with her bag of boiled
sweet treats and after 8am / 8pm daily we have Ballsies ‘After Eight Mints’
and then the special after dinner treat of Ali’s mum’s home made cake,
Jamaican ginger, Banana lemon drizzle, lovingly cut into 13 individual
slices which have gone down well with everyone.  The crew sends a big thank
you to mum the master baker for such a lovely treat!  And if its not too
much, a special request, could you quickly bake another and dinghy it out to
the south of the Isles of Scilly asap we will be here a while waiting! 🙂

Fastnet and Furious crew signing off at a not so fast or furious 3 knots, ‘we drift to
win’!!


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