Antigua To Portsmouth Day 19: Leopard Print Pants In The Chain Locker?

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We have not received much in the way of blogs due to the heavy weather over the past 24 hours. It’s not that easy to type out there as you will see below. What we do have is the noon Skipper’s Log. The good news is they have only 100nm to go. The crew should arrive in Falmouth and plough straight into the Chain Locker tomorrow. Below is their current position:


The Chain Locker is located in the red circle


Full Speed Ahead For The Chain Locker

Skipper Sue’s Log


Date : 30/01/19

Time : 12:00 UTish

Position: 48 33.8N 006 55..5W

Destination : Falmouth

ETA 31st Jan 2019 early am

DTF : 120NM

Fuel : 3 full, 1 in use

Water : 2 full, 1 in use.1 empty

Gas : 2 empty, 2 full, 1 in use

Sail plan: 3 reef, Storm Stay Y3

Wind: 20kts on the beam


Good afternoon all


Normal service has been resumed and Challenger 4 is now sailing on a beam reach in 20 kts of wind, making direct course for Falmouth at 8kts. We may even shake a reef out this afternoon. Last night was very uncomfortable with frequent 40kt squalls, another tumble from the chart table in a sudden lurch (me – but I’m pretty close to the ground anyway and I hit the back of my head so no damage done – worse is my probably broken little toe) and an accidental gybe, fortunately, no one hurt and no damage done.

The sea state is moderating but the residual lump is still quite inconvenient. Everyone has been pleased (the mad, crazy fools) to experience some real weather and is equally pleased that it was relatively short-lived. Amazingly the tiny leopard print pants that Ryan hoisted up the burgee halyard before we left Horta are still attached. The deal is that if they are still there when we arrive, Ryan will wear them to The Chain Locker.

The Leopard Skin Pants flying from the rig- not sure I want to see the photos


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