Global Ocean Race- Leg 1, Day 1

26 09 2011

Day 1 and we are off like a robbers dog. Great start and felt very good to lead around the first mark.

We got hauled in towards the exit to the Bay of Palma, made a slight tactical mistake (we were hoping the other guys were going to follow us) so we consolidated and cam back with them and they slowly overhauled us in the dying breeze – not so easy on this barge in those conditions. We managed to spot the new breeze first, not sure why the others didn’t take up on it with us, maybe because it meant a tack and course 180 degrees from the mark…

Anyway, we hooked into it and we are off, charging along, big gear up and loving every minute.

24 hour high – finally starting this fantastic event. Low – bidding farewell to my wonderful wife and beautiful son for the next 6 to 7 weeks.

Campbell

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