This last morning of the race, we have just hopefully completed our last spinnaker peel, from Code 2 (Mediumweight Spinnaker) to Code 1 (Lightweight Spinnaker), it went perfectly. Thirty-six miles to Virtual Mark Skerries we have three hours in which to hold Visit Seattle, PSP Logistics, and Sanya Serenity Coast at bay, it feels that they are chasing Unicef down like pack of dogs, keeping the tension and the racing alive until the end.
We crossed our outbound track from Liverpool in the early hours of this morning thus tying the knot on over forty thousand miles of ocean sailing. The Clipper Race fleet run a dry boat policy (alcohol free whilst at sea) but this morning was an exception, a secretly hidden bottle of whiskey appeared and the round the worlder's Seumas, Paul, John, Mirjam and myself had a we dram to celebrate circling the globe. Well done guys it's been awesome!
Now back to that chasing pack yikes looks like Visit Seattle has ignited its afterburner!