.. preparation for 112nm of hard racing.
Saturday evening became more surreal as it went on, culminating
in Paul Lemmer organising a group outing to Asda. I was glad
that Andy Macateer crashed out in my room, had his mobile not
rung at 7.30am, the chances of my waking up would have been
fairly marginal to say the least!
we made our way out to the start and milled gently around.
Time crept by and we were quite relaxed until we heard radio reports
of "two metre seas" at the Needles turn mark. All of
a sudden we saw the yellow flag go up and the very quick start
boat Formula 1 turned to run towards the start line at the end
of Bournemouth Pier. This was one of the fastest starts we had
ever taken ...