Currently in a hotel in LA en-route to Seattle tomorrow to see my lovely S&S34 “Gitano” ; ) Spend a few days giving her some love then shaping up like I might run over to France to launch my proto mini #433 to do a fourth Mini Fastent Race in June and my 1,000-nautical miles solo qualification for the Transat 650 ’13.
The final decision in a few days…While I’d love to do the solo transpac and pacific cup the absolute priority bar none is to qualify for the Transat 650 – however still a chance to bring her to Florida later summer for the winter training/refit option – we’ll see…
(Below) picture taken by Jacques Vincent with Tanguy de Lamotte from behind us aboard my first mini #348 “Netcarrier” on afterburner just after rounding Fastnet Rock when we finished 5th of of 84 minis in both the 2003 & ’04 Mini Fastnets !!
…And below that – my first 1,000-nm solo qualification aboard #348 ~ ‘What is a warm-blooded Hawaiian doing at 52-degrees north latitude off the coast of Ireland, solo, on a 21ft boat, freezing to death in the middle of summer…?!’ Having fun @ ‘Fight Club’!