Yacht Club - Barmouth - Friday Evening
The weeks weather has been unkind to the teams as they have
made their way to Barmouth for the 25th running of this
amazing adventure race. The Royal Marines missed the tidal
gate into Barmotuh and told me that they 'bounced around'
in the steep waves until they could get in and relax. Their
language was slightly more colourful but I think you will
get the picture.
Geoff West had problems getting away from the Solent where
Lightning Reflex is based. Geoff said that the sea state
and weather forced them to lay up for 24 hours after only
sailiung about 10 miles! Thankfully Lightning Reflex is
here for the start and Geoff plans to make up for his problems
in the 2000 race.
The picture of the ChicNic team shows that even well balanced
and seemingly intelligent people can be bitten by the Three
Peaks bug. I am sure some of them said they would never
do a Three Peaks Yacht race ever again. It's good to see
Trevor Bassett and the crew of Caol ila are bringing a new
boat to the race and also sending in reports of their progress.
Keep having a look at 'boat eye view' as we add Terry Poveys
pictures to the site.