Race start

A few photos to demonstrate just how exhilarating race start is. 12 boats, 12 sets of tactics, a crew that have perhaps not raced together before, one short start line and a dash of adrenaline.

Here we are leaving Albany.

As mentioned in my last post our next race is the only public race of the circumnavigation, the infamous Sydney to Hobart. Well over 100 boats will be jostling for position with a spectating flotilla joining the dots. It’s going to be immense.

Shame that the advice for sea sickness prevention is to avoid large amounts of rich food, alcohol or sleep deprivation…its Boxing Day! Hopefully I’ll be able to maintain that the only wave for me was somewhere off the coast of Rio.

Race start

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