Chasing the Albatross

My adventure in search of a bird by David Lawson



0 Monday 23rd July: And we’re off…..

  • by David Lawson
  • 23-07-2018

Well we had a beautiful last race start point at the mouth of the Foyle. The sun was out, the boats looked superb framed against the backdrop of the Northern Ireland countryside on one-side of the estuary and Southern Ireland on the other. The only missing player from the game was the wind which died completely as we turned West out of the bay.

So last night was a long night of bobbing around going nowhere fast and then as we came off watch at midnight the wind made a late entrance and now we are back to life on the lean….what joy!!

I won’t be missing race starts, lack of sleep, make that no sleep in the last 30 hrs and a 6 hr watch coming up. Also off my food but should be back to normal by tomorrow… least I know how this works now.