Just got off the horn with Sean on the Media team. Thought we'd send across a quick posting before my turn on the wheel.
Champagne Sailing are the words for the day. The sun is out, kite is flying, shirts are off and enjoying the dry and consistent breeze. The boat looks like it is owned by the "Beverly Hill Billies", as gear is hanging and strewn all over in hopes of getting dry. The sun is a welcome sight by everyone and a true luxury after days of grey, rain and mist.
The new weather GRIBs are a pleasant sight, giving hope there may be wind for us on the approach and up the channel. Our hope is that we will be crossing the line on the 12th, but then this is offshore racing and anything can happen.
Hiro dug out what was supposed to be frozen Tiramsu bars, ended up being cold slushies but tasted divine. Still lots of last year's halloween candy to go through, food has been excellent throughout the journey. Probably a bit more sugar than most of us are use to, have to show some restraint when walking by the snack bar.
Got to go, my turn to drive.
Hiro Maru out.