Hello from onboard Black Sheep!
Day 7 of the race here, and we've had an exciting time so far! After a good
start we made steady progress in the tricky upwind sections before hitting
some tough light winds passing between El Hierro and La Gomera. Finally
however we found some good pressure and headed South leaving the Canaries
behind! Since then it's made for some great downwind sailing and we've been
surfing waves most of the way. The current Black Sheep speed record for the
race is 18.9 knots held by the skipper himself Jake Carter!
Down below has resembled a sail loft rather than a sail boat. Firstly, an
incident involving Joe putting both an arm and a knee through the J1 earning
him dick of the day. Next was the more serious tear in the A2 spinnaker but
both have been put back together after many hours of off watch sail cloth
Spirits are high onboard, we're making good progress and everyones in a good
mood. Only slight niggle is Squirrel's appalling time keeping; after setting
his watch five minutes late, while he's adament he's on time, he's late to
Black Sheep Out.