Friday, 14 August 2009

Homeward bound

We shook out all reefs, put up the number 1 and set a course for Bishop Rock lighthouse. The weather was naff - a "mizzle" as we Cornish describe it. But we made great progress - and the "Rolex Watch Mileage Competition" has added extra spice to the sailing! About halfway across, we launched the No 2 spinnaker on a fine reach and made excellent progress. By early morning, however, it had to come down as the wind strengthened. But the No 1 took us south east in fine fashion, averaging 7 knots over successive watches. We're now skirting underneath the TSZ west of Bishop Rock, again under spinnaker, heading for the Lizard. If the wind stays, we might be in Plymouth by midnight!

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