The Mini Transat race committee have just announced that the winds are still too strong to start the Mini Tranasat. The committee are concerned about the very front of the fleet and the boats at the back of the fleet, as the small weather window will not be large enough to get the entire fleet around Cape Finistre safely.
I am trying to remain in race mode, and returning to the boat every morning to listen to weather skeds from Radio Monaco and to do small jobs on the boat, but the only option now is to wait all dressed up in the RG650 ball gown and hope that we can make it to the dance in the next few days.
Weather forecasts make it unlikely that we will start the race before the 21st, which means a massive delay in the first stopover at Lanzerotee, and perhaps a delay in the final finish in Guadalupe. Obviously moral is good, and I will continue to do small jobs on the boat, make observations about tactical options and hopefully learn a bit more french.
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