mission to beat Voador across the line. Whilst we were catching her all the
time, we simply ran of race track and crossed 7 minutes behind her. Next
time, hey! Then once in Plymouth it was a mad dash to get to the bar.
Overall we are extremely pleased with our result. To be the 2nd J109 in the
results is quite an achievement given the level of competition. That the
J109s in general did not feature high in the results is a reflection of the
nature of the race with a lot of upwind work. Had there been more spinnaker
reaching the story could be quite different. But that is part of the fun of
the sport - no two races are ever the same.
Heading home now, with spinnaker flying in the sunshine. With time to
reflect on the race we are now looking at areas we can improve the boat, its
systems and how we work with them. The list is growing.
Finally, a big thank you to all for taking an interest in our adventure, and
posting your comments which will help keep the memories of the race all the
more fresh in our minds. And in those long winter evenings we will no doubt
be replaying the race time and time again, wondering about all those
opportunities to pick up the 7 minutes that we needed on Voador.
Richard & Jeremy
Sir Admiral, Sir Pengu, Dave, JTB & Duck