Farthing is through the sea lock and can drop her runners.
She will be the last boat in or out of the harbour until
00.30 when the tide will be high enough for the deep keel
of the yachts. With Lightning Reflex away on the last sea
leg all on her own we will be looking at the teams that
are competing for the Tilman Trophy, a great prize.
Battered Boats and
Crews Arrive at Whitehaven
The leaders came into Whitehaven with a ripped spinnaker
after the yacht was blown over, and as more yachts came
in there were similar stories told by the crews.
Caol Ila too had their Spinnaker ripped in two, by a 42
knot gust of wind, and the skipper Trevor Bassett had to
go up the mast in a bosun's chair to free a halyard. Despite
this they came into the marina in 4th place not far behind
'Stormcruiser', another contender for the Tilman Trophy.
Still with all her sails intact and with a very happy crew
Team KAAT had raced hard to get into Whitehaven with the
tide, and they just squeezed through in time. Skipper Nick
Hoad said they'd had "another good dayés sailing"
but crew man Mark Waterhouse described it as "exhilarating,
frightening and back breaking". After losing 8 places
when they ran aground approaching Caernarfon yesterday they
were pleased to be back in contention in the race. And ités
a close race, with 6 teams in a chasing fleet behind the
two Reflex 38's.
Times into Whitehaven ä Sunday P.M.
Hannah ä 13.04
Lightning Reflex ä 13.04
Stormcruiser ä 19.10
Caol Ila ä 19.25
Greased Lightning ä 20.26
Kaat ä 20.34
Farthing ä 20.44