Jimmy Sails World
Well since we last spoke its been busy!! Culminating in the last hour in us crossing the scoring gate (as far as we are aware) in 3rd!! Another point but more importantly we are in a good position in the race overall, even ahead of those evil aussies!!  But before all that i left you mid mother watch... Well I never did get to watch a film, I was just in the shower after washing up dinner and the 'on' watch needed to drop a kite. Now it is generally the rule that mothers help in the drop by gathering in the kite below deck and helping wooling (re wrapping and packing the kite for next use). So i dutifully hurried my shower and got dressed. (clean dry shorts, pants and t shirt. The drop went well but the hoist was not simple but very problematic error! so all of a sudden i found myself on deck and sorting things in a hurry. Well to cut as long story short 3 hoists and drops of kites later (nearly 3 hours) we were back sailing normally and I could resume mother life. However I was wet and sweaty again!! PANTS!! and it was too late for a film, in fact I ended up getting less sleep than If I had been on watch! ah well, on the upside, earlier in the day I had managed to read over 100 pages of my book! beating my total for the race previous to that by over 97 pages!! ha ha!!

Anyway we also today had a bit of a rip in one of our kites so that had to be dropped and repaired so all in all busy times! everything else is sunny hot and fun so I can't complain!!

The newbies are all doing well to and are all really nice, I have NZ Phil, Holly from China and Lucy on my watch with James, OB, Lynn and me! I will tell you more about them all later tho! it's time for my bed! After eating OB's amazing Lasagna!! We eat too well to ever win on this boat, but we are fat and happy!!!!

Pauline Hall

Great blogs and pictures, James.
Could you please tell David to put some suncream on that baldy head! x


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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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