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…

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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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