Category Archives: Day One
George David on Rambler’s Rolex Middle Sea Race Record George David hold’s the Rolex Middle Sea Race record since 2007 – in this video clip he reminisces about that experience
The view from the cabin might be amazing but the lack of wind is another story.
#rmsr Iconic landmark Stromboli seen in the distance as Rambler rounds in 10 knots of breeze. We expect several hours of downwind VMG sailing under our A3. The miles are passing easily now, next stop Trapani. Rambler
Click on the link below to see Mark Newbrook’s short video clip of Rambler on it’s way to Capo Passero. Rambler on it’s way to Capo Passero
Soggy goggles and dripping head torch Swan 45, Tala Light airs meaning tactical headaches. Wind shifts of 50 degrees in 3-7 seconds! But still trucking along. Lots of ideas and calls for sail changes only to wait for the 5 … Continue reading
EH01– 17th October 7pm And we are off…. the start of the Middle Sea Race and what looks like a challenging light wind start, with about 2-3 knots of wind as we get the announcement of an AP. Race start … Continue reading
#rmsr Rambler 88 crew get ready for the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Veteran bowman and all around great man Jerry Kirby waxes nostalgic of first Middle sea race in 1978. Apparently none of these buildings or walls … Continue reading
Blog written Tuesday 21 October: We were warned by various sailors not to get into the wind shadow of the volcano’s. Though they must have been certainly right, we could not test it in absence of any winds. After we … Continue reading
So we are just off Stromboli trying to eke out whatever we can from the breeze that just isn’t there. Looks like it’s going to be a long day in very little breeze. JB
4,15am. Boat speed 2.0 knots.New watch, more dolphins but rather slow progress on board. Code 0 down, Genoa up. Caragh’s off to the galley, it’s Pot Noodle time!