RORC Channel Race 2014 – “Bad call mate”

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Beautiful photo of the morning sunrise with a little breath of wind filling our sails….

I wanted to start this by confirming that I am taking the mick out of the Fosters add due to the¬†unfortunate choice of starting position that after three hours of spinning around in circles found us literally at the back of the fleet. It is there that I shall pick up my narrative of the really up and down race that we had trying to get back into the mix…


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.