Forward starbord watch.
There was very little wind yesterday afternoon and evening. Most excitment came as we watched Christian Radich past us, very very, very slowely going in the opposite direction, that kept us entertained for about a half hour in the still water. The Christian Radich was no different to many other in the fleet who got turned around in the dead water. Luckly for us good crew and a steady helm saw us sail through at a speed just above 0.01! We tacked at midnight which brougt our speed up to almost 2knots and saw us passed the first way-point. Unfortunately the tide turned and brought us back past the waypoint before we ended up scoring a hatrick of waypoint passes on that point!
A baby whale was spotted by the midnight to 4am watch and some were also fortunate to get a glimpse this morning too. The captain gave the crew an update just after a swift "happy hour"!! and smoko to give us the good news were 5th in our class and just ahead of Christian Radich! We were travelling well this morning doing about 6knots and our watch (FS) got us up to 7knots at one point. We have just tacked again (3pm) and are now heading just east of north hoping to 'hotfoot' it past the finish line on this tac!
Clear a shelf for the trophy! FS over and Out.