Category Archives: Day One
#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!
The mood is high and the crew are settling into the routine of watching the numbers, sail trim, and boat speed. Continue reading
After a frustrating start and following the fleet out the harbour we worked our way up the middle left of the first beat, there was more pressure for sure on the shore but the old girl isn’t great at holding her lane against the newbies Continue reading
So here we are on the morning of the start of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. There is much expectation and nervous energy as the crew complete final preparations. A huge amount of preparation has gone into ensuring Geisha … Continue reading
The crew on Swan 651 Gaetania sent these pictures from the race course.
We’re finally out of the clutches of Sicily and into the fresh south-easterly breeze. Infanta is sliding along on rails, one of the most comfortable upwind boats I’ve been on. That’s 14 tonnes of mahogany and oak for you. This … Continue reading