The driftathon that was J.P.Morgan’s Round the Island Race 2014 Part 1- Getting over there

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Dinner video, unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of DameEllen’s talk

It was quite a last minute decision to race in this year’s RTI race when I replied to an email from Britannia during a previous charter event in Lymington. It was mainly due to the persuasion from Big George describing the great time that he had with the JPMorgan clients in a previous year.

This charter was very different to previous events due to the precision and detail that the boats needed to be prepared. After a much appreciated lift to Hamble at the joyous time of 0800 (suppose its better than 0500 when my housemate leaves for work…), and meeting Jamie the skipper who I had not met previously… Thankfully we got off to a great start that continued throughout the weekend and both positively worked off each other.

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The driftathon that was J.P.Morgan’s Round the Island Race 2014 Part 2- Getting around

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Lancelot, home for the weekend

So… It was 0500, for most normal people the alarm blaring in your right ear would be swiftly dealt with and eyes rapidly returned to the snooze position. It wasn’t to be though today, the alarm going off just meant it was time to start preparing the boat for this year’s J.P.Morgan’s Round the Island Race. Following yesterday’s write up

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