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Surging down the waves

5.   Surging down the waves - yes really. Photographs never tell the true story, the sensation of the wind and the waves as a boat rocks and rolls and surges forwards.

About a mile past Toward Point we decided that the forcast force 5 to 7 about building from the south, and it would be prudent to take down the spinnaker. With a quick team briefing and everyone at action stations, the spinnaker was quickly taken down.

Surging down the waves

While the strong winds did not really materialise, the wind was enough to make everyone comfortable about the kite being put away. Even under the full main and number two genoa we were still going fast enough to keep everyone interested.

We claimed a victory on that leg, with the spinnaker giving us a clear advantage. Farewells were said on the mobile, and we headed off to home ports.

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