Another early start before the days racing began. After breakfast and rigging the boat we set off for the start line. After a bad start we managed to gain a lot on the opposing team and we were looking set to win… Then disaster struck!
We picked up a lobster pot in the rudder. Before we knew it Ollie had bravely dived into the freezing water to try and cut us free!
After 5 minutes he was pulled out shivering before hypothermia kicked in. Race patrol then abandoned the race to come to our assistance and after 45 minutes of trying they also failed to free us. The only option left was to call out a diver; this ment a 3 hour wait before we were able to head for the harbour. Unfortunately by this point we had missed the awards ceremony, much to everyone’s disappointment….!
To bring the great week to an end the crew all went for dinner before heading back to interview the camera crew and play cards.
We all got up at 7 0’clock in the morning and a few of us made yummy bacon sandwiches for breakfast whilst the rest of the group got the boat ready for the morning of racing ahead of us.
We set off for the start line determined to beat challenger 4. We had a fantastic start and were miles ahead of challenger 4, however, the race had to re-start because both boats we given unclear instructions of our course. So we started again, like before we were ahead, and I AM NOT PREPARED TO SAY ANYMORE…
We returned back to the marina and we cooked sweet and sour chicken for din dins. We then went to Poole yacht club for a presentation of the day of racing. There was a Jazz band and the only people brave enough to get up and dance was Vic and Deborah… They dazzled us with their moves!
When we got back to the boat, we got free time until 9.30 pm. Some of us just chilled, whilst the others played cards on the boat. We had a great day, and we certainly slept well that night!
YOLO= you only live once. LOL! = laugh out loud
Early start today scrambled egg for brekkie. Day started off good sweating up the sails, but when we got out to sea it got a bit choppier lol.
Some of the crew ( 3 people ) sent below, because they were cold/shivering and to try and get over their sickness YOLO
Spent the day practicing tacking and gybing for the race tomorrow. Some of us don’t want to race tomorrow, but we’ll see how we feel. As we say YOLO :\
Lots of love Sam and Emma :*
Came down yesterday with Jane; met Sam and his mother then chilled for a bit and then looked at the local shops.
First night I had a good sleep, and then woke up and had a shower. Its been good so far with everyone like Mike (who everyone should worship) and Deborah (“D.Dog”) and the skipper seems kool.
Learning the ropes #summerishere…
BY MIKE AND EMMA