Chasing the Albatross

My adventure in search of a bird by David Lawson



0 Wednesday 4th July 9.30am

  • by David Lawson
  • 04-07-2018

Well what a result for England. How great is that for the collective national spirit!

So my Mother Watch is over and what a long day that was. Normal watch duty meant a 3.30am get up yesterday, then into Mother Watch and finally bed at 10.30pm. Up at 6.30am today to do breakfast and now straight into normal watch again until 2pm.

The troops have been well fed and appreciated home made cake, home made biscuits and pancakes this am. Should be me over and done for this race to Derry.

So today is American Independence Day. Dave Wilson our resident American is looking forward to turkey and all the trimmings later…..I think that will be a virtual meal he’ll have to imagine!!

Winds are light and changeable today so we could be in for a number of sail change evolutions. But now it’s all about whatever will make the boat go faster and keep our momentum up. As they say those points make prizes and we need all the points we can get on this leg.