Crew member on GBR8338 With Alacrity
Day 5 from the WART Household
Greetings from Bishop's Rock. It's been a little foggy but we are fast
power reaching in 8 knots and now in the last 100 miles and are looking
forward to getting to the finish. Today's debate has been shower or beer
first! The boys came up with beer and shower at the same time!
We had dolphins galore yesterday however the highlight this morning was
that we caught a fish or more accurately a fish appeared on deck.
We have just about run the water tank down but according to Skippy we still
took took too much. GCSE results are in, very well done Jessie from team
After their move at the Scillies, Persephone have been in a fast lane ever
since and sadly no opportunities to get back with them based on current
forecast. We are however barreling towards the finish with the kite up.
There are yelps of 9 knots , 10 knots and the highest 11.5 knots and 14
knots (in Skippy's dreams).
As we come to the finish of Fastnet 2015 what have we learnt;
1. You know when Skippy has been playing with halyards again as the
clutch is open. Oh and you know when Skippy has been in the Galley as
plates and mugs fly across the saloon
2. Mash makes great carrot cake and Guinness cake which saw us through the
3. Nancy couldn't make the race this year but her jokes from afar always
put a smile on our face
4. The boys packed to many pairs of shreddies. Lord Lud may be scarred
for life after walking into the heads to find Skippy changing his shreddies
5. Skippy has learnt his crew are great.
That's it for another year, a big thank you to a fantastic crew who have
trimmed hard and been a fantastic group of people to sail with; Paul
Smalley, Karen Main, Adrian Wright and Ian Luddington. Also to our secret
stowaway "Peng" and baker Mash and shoreside joke provider Nancy and all
all our family and friends who have spent many a day and evening following
us and a big thanks to Skippy for getting us around safely.
The last joke of the 2015 Fastnet "What jumps from cake to cake and smells
of almonds? Tarzipan!"