Crew member on GBR39R Magnum III
After rounding the Scilly isle in a 14 knot breeze we hoisted the A2 for the
final run past the Lizard and into Plymouth. With this came the unexpected
news that we were leading IRC overall, this position held for some time
although we have lost and regained the lead several times to the Ker 39 Inis
Mor and the 47.7 Moana. Currently we have just completed our final gybe
around 30 miles outand are pushing extremely hard to get every last tenth of
a knot to secure the good result we are currently holding. Hopefully the 16
knot breeze pushing us along at 10-15 knots will hold allowing us to finish
in the next few hours and make up some time on our better-rated competitors.
During our run we picked up some passengers with us. Dolphins, Basking
Sharks and a variety of sea birds have also been seen from our boat, but
none this close up!
Next stop, Plymouth!
MCM Magnum III