Monday, 18 May 2009

VOR: TELEFÓNICA BLUE LEG SEVEN DAY 1 QFB: received 17.05.09 0328 GMT

by Bouwe Bekking (skipper)

An exciting start yesterday and we did it well, leading at every mark in the harbour. But then the thick fog rolled in, and pretty soon we were on our own.

Nearly crashed into power boat, which came in 90 degrees on our course, we think there weren’t more than a couple of centimetres in between us; it could have been very ugly.

After that we have seen nothing other than fog. We know from the position reports that we have been going all right, and holding a small lead. We have already passed the most northern point of whale exclusion zone and we are heading out to the Atlantic. It is a bit nippy on deck, so the first gloves have appeared and everybody is wearing their woollen hat.

Boston was an excellent stopover, everything was perfect. Thanks Joe Fallon, Peter Craig and all the volunteers for this memorable stopover.

Volvo Ocean Race

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