Category: 2014 Newport-Bermuda Race

And so it starts

With Patrick’s arrival at the Goslings party last night, the team is finally assembled. A day on the water to run through the safety list was accomplished, including fitting the emergency rudder – an engineering feat in flat water, so not sure how that would work in reality. Lot’s of chores today, and the plan is for several hours on the water getting the rig tuned for the race and the electronics calibrated. The idea (mine anyway) is to get back to watch England thrash Uraguay in the world cup, but maybe both are wishful thinking.

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