"All the vessels now have a little wind that is helping them on their journey towards Bermuda although the Race Committee will make a decision about cutting the race short this week, in order to ensure all vessels are in Bermuda on time.
On Spirit of Bermuda the skipper, Simon Colley, reports: “Discipline and morale remain high, despite the searing heat and repetitiveness of our recent days. All watches are collaborating on creating a new orientation manual for oncoming crew. Our current trainees have more experience sailing Spirit offshore than any past crew and their combined perspectives and insights are invaluable. They have become the perfect team for this race.”
On Tecla they are quite excited by the prospect of the race being cut short, simply because it means they can make some calculations and know what they have to do to remain in second place or even take the lead. Jet Sluik reports: “Taking the lead is not impossible now that the frontline had no wind and we at least have some wind. All hope is certainly not gone! Everybody is now so used to the movement of the ship that they can watch movies downstairs without feeling sick. Of course Pirates of the Caribbean was the first movie to be watched.”
All the pictures posted are from when the fleet was in Tenerife (both in port and at the race start).
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