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Sir Robin explains his last 24 hours on board his Open 60, Grey Power:

Friday, November 07, 2014

The front passed over shortly after 0200 with a few gusts before hand which we were ready for and rode out safely. After allowing a little time for the waves to ease, I was able to shake out more sail and come round to a more desirable course for my game plan. The mainsail has had to wait until daylight as it was caught on the runners and I could not see to clear it.

That is now sorted. I lost quite a lot of distance on the others as a result of those headwinds so must concentrate now on trying to recover lost ground. Glad to hear Bob Escoffier is OK but sorry about the loss of his boat. Giving up smoking is easy!

RKJ

Hyde Sails Ltd, Harbour Building Office A, Hamble Point Marina, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4NB

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