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Crew Member on Lutine

After a very painful night floating, kedging, then just attempting to stem the tide, and passing anchored vessels (one several times, but by the time he picked the pick up, we were over a mile away!), we're now trucking along.

We have a constant force 4 and occasional gusts of 5. slightly lively, but nothing that Lutine can't handle. We have been overtaking boats and managing to sail an awful lot higher than some (especially the RAF Nick 55), which means that we're now in a good position.

Bacon sarnies for breakfast meant that the crew are now happy bunnies (we've buttties every other day, and Grasshopper porridge the others - already have 3 new converts!!!) A fantastic chicken dinner last night and I think we have sausage casserole tonight - in true Lutine style, we're eating well...but no booze!

Earlier, we overtook Mint Julep, a J122 who was unable to point anywhere near as high as us, they lost it and had to bear away right in front of us!h

However, I do feel for the Port watch, as I think they're going slightly mad. Cameras seem to be the latest 'how to keep ourselves amused' toy.....I would send them, but think that we may scare a lot of people!

All looking good for the next watch - tides turning to take us around the point, then head toward Lizard.

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