Sunday, August 20, 2006
Both yachts have called in this morning and all is well on board. Puma were off Dover at 0600 hrs with Jaguar some 90 miles behind entering the top of the Thames estuary. Conditions overnight have been breezy and Pete Summers, Skipper of Jaguar said that they have had an awesome nights sailing. The wind has freed off letting the yacht sail on a more comfortable and quicker sailing angle, and the yacht has been averaging well over 8 knots. Their distance to go this morning at 0700 BST was just less than 200 miles. Puma I think have been sleeping on the rail all last night, trying to eke out every last inch of boat speed out of Puma. The sad news this morning, is that after 11 days of struggling to get past Mostly Harmless Puma had done it, which was fantastic news, but we have heard since that this yacht has had to go into Dover to evacuate 2 injured crew members, for which we all hope they are going to be ok, what a shame. Again it just shows what a hard, tough and arduous race this has been.