Hewsonracing and RG650 have made it to the start of the 2013 Mini Transat Race. The boat “Taz” is now in the loc of Douarenez with 83 other boats making final preparations for the Mini Transat
I was at the boat early today and prepared the boat for sailing. Leaving the dock at 0900 there was not even enough wind to spin the anemometer at the top of the mast, and once out of the harbour the wind was still light allowing me to fine tune the rig and make some calibration tests on the auto pilot.
The wind started out light, but increased to 19kts by late morning giving some fantastic conditions for reaching with the code 5 and checking the modifications mad to the auto pilot.
At 1430 I sailed back into the harbour very happy with the boats speed and performance with the recent modifications and by 1600 I was in the Douarenez lock with the entire mini fleet. It has only just occurred to me that my dream has become reality and I am at the start of the Mini Transat… Yhew!
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