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Round Britain and Ireland race – The Home Straight

Round Britain and Ireland race – The Home Straight

As we round Dover, look at those white cliffs, we realise that its the home straight and soon we will have dry land under our feet.
Its also the time where the crew are reminiscing about the race, retelling stories and maybe having a moment of reflection.

Its certainly been a race of 2 half’s with Muckle Flugga as the half way point. 1st section was breezy, with big seas, strong winds and a few setbacks. 2nd half, light airs, wind-holes and again a few set backs. BUT as a crew we have pulled together when needed, kept each other going, laughed ALOT and certainly learned more about each other than we thought possible.

So as we face our final night watch, mobile phone signals are working, calls to loved ones made and excitement about that first beer felt. Personally, I can’t wait for a shower, beer and burger.

I would like to think that we will all walk away from this race, with a little more knowledge of ourselves, sailing and a few more friends. I certainly have. Highlights for me are:
Getting to know (typhoon) Alan, as I’ve nicknamed him.
Sitting on the rail with Henry and Heidi discussing favourite movies, pet hates and generally anything else.
The early morning Dolphin show and just being able to say I completed the Round Britain and Ireland Race.

With that I bid you farewell, see you in cowes for a beer. Jennifer OUT.


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