Jimmy Sails World
Well as I am sure you know, our race is now over, called on a line off the Guatemalan coast! all a bit gutting to have it happen that way as boats like NY and Singers only got ahead by gambling on it being called at that gate and heading NORTH! this actually got them to cross the gate quicker but would give them a longer way to go if they had had to continue to the next gate! Ah well, we made tactical decisions that did not work and here we are. next time eh!xx

On brighter notes the wildlife continues to impress. A few nights ago I
  saw a sailfish (like a small marlin) jumping out of the water near the boat. The next morning we were visited by around 40 dolphins who were leaping around the boat and generally showing off. then just as they were leaving us another 30 of a different species showed up and the others came back too not be outdone! so we had about 70 of the things all around the boat, incredible! this has happened on a couple of occasions since too, and we have dolphin escorts for the boat most of the night now, scaring squid and flying fish onto the deck (Lucy managed to save one (fish) and threw it back last night!)  The other watch also were marine medics when the boat drove over a long line fishing set as they were freeing the boat
fount a turtle caught that they released too Heroes all of them, but failed to wake the marine biologist or take pictures!!

The other day (i forgot to mention this) we sailed through a swarm of
  jellyfish too which was amazing and early this morning we saw a shooting star (not that uncommon for us) but this one was massive and lit up the sky like lightning as it burnt up in the atmosphere! must have been a proper meteor! cool eh!

Well we are motoring now and are still off the Guatemalan coast about 5 to
6 more days we think and it is hot hot hot, spending most of my off time trying to sleep with low success rates but hopefully will catch up a bit on mother watch, which I am just starting!

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

     Well here is where you can get to find out a little more about how I'm getting on in my quest for adventure.

    I aim to keep you posted on my training (both how I cope with learning to sail and how I am getting into shape for the race), How I am doing with regards to funding and how much money I have raised for good causes.

    I intend on this to be a journal of everything connected to this epic adventure, so at times it may be funny, sometimes full of grumbles and sometimes down right crazy! but I hope at all times it will reflect my experiences and feelings at the time.

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