Wild north

Just in from Phil aboard Imerys Clean Energy

Position: 1st, 31nm advantage / Distance to finish: 543 nm

“Last night was really quite special rounding Muckle Flugga, the most northern point of the British Isles. We’re feeling really positive aboard with our progress considering our set-back and happy with how hard we fought to reach the top of the course. Last night we celebrated with a taste of Pablo’s incredible jamon serrano…

“Apart from a lot of rain, the north is wildly different from the south. It is a barren, isolated part of the world, but absolutely booming with life. Every direction you look there are gannets or fulmars roaming for food, gliding over the waves. There are so many gannets that live in the Shetland Islands that Muckle Flugga was actually white! The ocean is pumping with life, a couple of nights ago we had hundreds of small shrimp, possibly krill that washed onto the boat emitting an incredible phosphorescence glow. Nature never ceases to amaze me…

“Right now Julien is cooking up a hearty porridge with the Jetboil, Sam is on watch trimming the boat for speed and getting hosed with every wave we pass through, I am navigating, and Pablo is enjoying his off-watch.

“It’s still a very long way to go, but rest assured, we are racing hard for the win and a new World Record – Phil”

2018-08-17T13:09:47+00:00August 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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