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Crew member on GBR9604R Nunatak

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We hear that all the other boats are now in! A huge congrats to all, I hope that you enjoy much deserved land celebrations – but please do save some rum for us!

Even accounting for boat size/ design/ crew size it’s fair to say that both of us are a little bit disappointed that we are last by sooo many miles. Having said that our objective for this race was always about just getting across, and getting the experience for future campaigns – which has been just perfect. We now expect to be in by the 17th and our prize will be getting in in time to party at prize giving night as Louay has promised that he’ll buy all the drinks!

Our other objective was to raise much needed awareness about our nominated charity, Findacure www.findacure.org.uk As mentioned before Findacure work to support patients with rare diseases, and to facilitate drug re-purposing as a way of discovering cures in an affordable way. There are nearly 7000 rare diseases, but currently there are only 103 drugs authorised to treat them in Europe, and only 37% of which are being reimbursed by all health care agencies. The approach used by Findacure therefore is instrumental to finding affordable treatments. This is my last plug for anyone that could possibly afford to sponsor to do so at (SORRY LOUAY / TISH PLEASE INSERT LINK IN FOR ME ONE MORE TIME).

Much thanks, truly appreciated

Elin & Chris