11th Man


Even after only 10 days at sea it’s amazing what a shower, shave and
real meal will do for your soul. We have arrived at Alicante, Spain,
the final destination prior to the start of our great journey. Alicante
is a little over 300 miles up the Mediterranean from the Rock of Gibraltar.

Our last 24 hours was fast and fun. Downwind in 20-33 knots of breeze
through the night, caught out with all the big gear up from time to
time. Yikes! Several sail changes and lots of high speed sailing.
Getting used to the speeds is a big part of our training and we certainly
got that checked off on this transatlantic adventure. Also, we arrived
nearly a day and a half ahead of schedule, making Kimo (Kimo Worthington,
GM of PUMA Ocean Racing) and the operations folks scramble a bit for
hotel rooms. But, they pulled it off as always.