Jimmy Sails World
Today at 02:35 GMT, race 9 got underway after a 'Le Mans' Start.
Race 9 should have begun yesterday, however due to harsh weather conditions which reduced visibility down to less than 1/2 a mile, the start was postponed. The fleet made their way to a meeting point approximately 25nm off shore where they were held for 24 hours. They under went a Le Mans Start, here the 10 yachts line up with their mainsails hoisted and the headsails hanked on all ready to go. The Crew wait just aft of the 'coffee grinder' for the start signal, once the signal is given the crew race forward to hoist the headsails and trim them as quickly as possible.

They have a 5,680 mile race, through some of the most treacherous conditions to Oakland, San Francisco. Good luck guys and stay safe.

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    Its like Jim Kirk but without the star dates and I'm not the captain!

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