And since I keep looking at the logbook every now and then I thought I would allow you to relive my race by posting the logbook entries of each day here, every day.
Where I have pictures or memories from these days I will write a bit about the days here too.
We start with the entries from Day 1 on Leg 1, Sept 19th 2015:
|NW 7kn||1m||clear skies||1026.4||N48°05.0 / W004°39.7||n/a||n/a||n/a|
At this time we were still in the bay of Douarnenez approaching the Pt. de Raz and the upwind course was slowly turning into a reach. I remember Andy (587) about 0.5nm to leeward of me waving while the sun was setting.
Shortly after the wind started shifting more northerly and we struggled to get the Code0 up but eventually succeeded and followed the fleet past Pt. de Raz.
|NW 5-6kn||1m||clear skies||1026.8||N47°54.4 / W005°02.4||Full Main + Big Spi||n/a||n/a|
It was an amazing sight with all the masttop lights of the fleet around and the Île de Sein to our north, heading into this first night. The last Zodiacs with photographers and the stress of 10 days in Douarnenez were forgotten and it felt like we now had the sea to ourselves. Finally in the race!
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