Message from TT – Christmas/NY 2019

Posted on December 15, 2019 2:48 pm

Message from TT – Christmas/NY 2019

Hi all,

Leg 3, Race 4 from Cape Town to Fremantle was a mixture of multi-day storms bookmarked at either end by champagne sailing under blue skies. We had non of the drama and unfortunate injuries we suffered in Leg 2. Bit disappointing that what was sold as The Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride was actually entirely in the Indian Ocean.

Having said that the conditions during the storms were pretty dramatic with 10 metre plus high waves. Very similar to what we saw on Leg 2 – bit shocking for the new crew members who joined us in Cape Town though.

Now enjoying a 12 day rest in Fremantle in very hot conditions. Lovely city and our hosts Fremantle Sailing Club have made us very welcome.

We sail for Arlie Beach on Leg 4, Race 5 on the 22nd of December and will spend both Christmas Day and New Years Eve at sea. On reaching the Whitsunday lslands and Arlie Beach l will have completed 20,000 plus mile and be half way through this great adventure.

Still feels very surreal that l have sailed to other side of the world.

Happy Christmas and New Year to all at TDSWC – enjoy the festive season .