Chris Hollis – PSP Logistics
What a start to the Clipper 13-14 Race. There was only one way to top the parade and that was to win the start with the kite flying right next to the south end pier.
However there was one little hiccup in the fact that the firing bullet that releasing the bottom point of the sail called the tack snagged, resulting in the sailing flying of the side waving about like a flag! No worries on board PSP Logistics...quick drop, sort it out and a smart deck hoist and we were off again.
We lead all the way to Margate in some tricky conditions, which involved multiple kite gybes and shallow water. Alongside GREAT Britain we were leading the fleet until the wind dropped before us allowing the fleet to catch up.
Since then the wind has built to 25 knots, changed direct, and disappeared altogether. Multiple sail changes required and the crew has responded with valour. Mission now...bust some grooves and make some moves and regain that lead we tasted earlier.