Saturday, January 18, 2014

Clipper race day 5

Sailing day five, Seventh place 22 miles behind: Seems the heat and squalls of the Solomon sea are taking their toll with lots of mental mistakes. Lots of wind and rain so life down below is hot and humid as they still can't open any ports. It does provide the opportunity to get a quick shower in the rain, which they say is welcome after five days. Imagine working in those suits when it’s over 100 degrees outside and then have to go below and survive in 100 degrees and 100% humidity. As one person said, " modesty is not allowed." Capt. quote of the day:
” As we are now in pirate Stealth Mode we have turned off our AIS (Automatic Identification System) and an approaching cargo ship used some very colorful language while trying to avoid our extremely erratic course. It seemed the captain knows my mother as he kept referring to her animatedly. What a small world.”

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