We are on watch with lots of sunshine, 30 deg. C and little winds which seems a World away from yesterday evening and last night.
We had gusty winds meaning sail changes by each watch. The Royals went down and up and up!
Morning briefing from the Captain informned us that we were lying fourth in the race. This was pleasing to hear, especially as we appeared to be completely on our own apart from one small yacht in the distance.
. We are currently in 'quiet time' and quiet it is. One almost feels like the Ancient Mariner. We hope to be at the race finish line by tomorrow. Aft Starboard Watch Patricia
Sat 15 May
Crossed finish line at 05.32 today. Rising winds during the night meant I had a fantastic period at the helm reaching 11.6kn egged on by a great AFT PORT team. Now passing through the Dardenelles under engine as required by the powers that be and heading for the Sea of Marmara 40 miles ahead.
Unfortunately it is raining - not what we ordered. Whilst I was at the helm yesterday, in the very hot sunshine, Simon and Alex put up the awning over the Bridge deck which is now behaving as a leaky umbrella!
Rosemary - AFT PORT WATCH