British armed services have a long tradition of competing at Skandia
Cowes Week, but this year’s Army Sailing Association’s entry is
a bit different. Their boat, Toe in the Water, has four soldiers crewing
who have sustained severe injuries and are being treated at the rehabilitation
centre at Headley Court.
Brian Thompson and Pindar have helped bring this about and two of these
guys, John Lee and Chris Herbert, also raced in the Artemis Challenge
with Brian, who said "Chris and John were outstanding, it was very
wet around the south side of the island and the pair were grinding all
the way round, it was an incredible performance and I was delighted
to have them on board." Full story here.
This Pindar pic by Rich Page. Latest Cowes week pix here.
Gitana 13 was relaunched on Tuesday 5th August, in Hong Kong, and is
all set for its last 2008 record attempt; this time it’s the Tea
Route -15,000 miles from Hong Kong to London, passing via the Sunda
Strait and then leaving the Cape of Good Hope to starboard. Lionel Lemonchois
and his nine crewmen will set off on in the coming days. Full story here and Gitana 13 pix here.