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The last 24 hours saw some quick downwind sailing with the spinnakers up and we made great progress towards Derry-Londonderry. We are now also less than 10nm away from the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint and the forecast looks promising.

It did get much colder and a bit wetter over the last few days too and by now everyone has changed from t-shirts and shorts to full foul weather gear or even dry suits. Hopefully we can keep this pace to make it into Derry-Londonderry in good time before the next big wind hole arrives. Fingers crossed!

Fair winds and a following sea!

Chris

Until Race Start : The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg Map + Race Standings