Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 11

As always we wake up and somehow end up in ASDA. We quickly went to the Sailing Club and rigged our boat. It was finally sunny and fairly warm. The sea was really calm in the morning but it was windy. We changed our mast rake a bit but the Australians and South Africans told us to change it back (and it was for the best). We did a few extra changes to help us during the races.

We’re old salts now. The windier it is the better for us. We had four races today and managed to be 59th in the fourth one. The score did not exactly help us move up many places in overall ranking because of yesterdays lose.

Generally it was the best day for everybody since we arrived here. To get a better understanding of our day you can look at all the pictures.

- The bouy above will test your knowledge of Welsh!

At the end of the day we had a raffle for Mirror 70600. The lucky winner was world director from Australia 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Guys,
    I see that they cancelled the last two races and now a winner has been declared. So, your last race was your best effort. Could it be that the Brits saw how you guys were improving so they didn't want any more races in case you guys showed them all up? (smile)

    We are all proud of you. Although 59th is still quite a ways back in the fleet, one must also consider the number of Mirror sailing years you two have. I bet it was among the least of any entrants. Therefore you did really well and our pride is well justified. Looking forward to your stories when you get home.