Arkas Sailing Team

Finally some good wind..

So far so good. Our new code zero has kept us in touch with all our class rivals proving extra deadly today, after Mt Etna caused the fleet no end of troubles in the early hours this morning, we managed to cut through scores of small holes changing angle from 60twa to 120twa at times allowing us to pass Otra Vez, our Ker 43 rival. However in the very light spell that followed she did a great job of passing us …

We now have good winds and hoping the straights prove fine for us this afternoon .. we have just received the great news that our efforts have pulled us to 8th overall but more importantly to 1st in our class .. (the ultimate team aim for 2015).

The crew have been brilliant this far working tirelessly on this their first major offshore over 200 miles .. I see no end in their enthusiasm long may it continue as we approach Stromboli this evening and the mental strain that another park up may bring .. fingers crossed we maintain our class positions.

The food program with this team is not your usual freeze dried affair .. so far we have had parmesan and chorizo cooked breakfast and for lunch today my first taste of falafel which I must say was delicious .. I wonder what is next on the menu.

Martin Watts
Arkas Sailing team

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