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Race 4, day 1

Old Pulteney - Patrick van der Zijden

05 NOV 2013 - Race 4

Hello World!

We are back at sea after a great stay in Cape Town.

The day started with immigrations preparations and blessings, and after we headed out for a Parade of Sail with Table Mountain as a backdrop.

Our start was not one I would be proud of, in the final minutes I managed to stall the boat before a tack and the result was a near last crossing of the start line. We made good during the first few miles and by the time we were leaving Table Bay through the centre, we ended up in a better position.

Our first headsail change was done after 10 miles because the wind freshened more than the Yankee 1 could handle.

The night was a great first night at sea for the new crew to get a feel for it all without having to feel sea sick so much.

We are in for lighter winds so our Yankee 1 has just appeared on deck and will make his way up the forestay once again.

Our Old Pulteney restaurant is already in full operation and the first loaves of bread are waiting to be consumed by the hungry night watch crew.

Life on the high seas on Old Pulteney continues once again....

Talk to you later, Patrick