Chasing the Albatross

My adventure in search of a bird by David Lawson



0 Sunday 22nd July: The final act!

  • by David Lawson
  • 22-07-2018

Well finally after 3 years of planning, looking forward to and taking part in, my adventure to see an Albatross and learn to sail a 70 foot racing yacht is now about to play out its final act.

The final race, race 13, sees us depart Derry today for a 830 mile race around Ireland and arrival in Liverpool next Saturday, 28th July. The final arrival in Liverpool will be streamed on the web if you want to watch: (0900hrs – 1530hrs). There should also be some coverage on TV from 9.00am next Saturday.

To all my family, friends, clients and fellow crew, thanks for your support in this epic adventure. We’ll be giving this last race all we’ve got. One thing I’m pretty sure of is that the Mighty PSP will be racking up those miles. I don’t think Iceland is going to be on the cards this time, but who knows. I guess it will be a case of watch this space. I’ll keep you up to date and lets see how this last act plays out.

Dear Wind Gods………..

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