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Slow N’ Go


Slow N’ Go


The Green dragon soldiers on with their broken boom in the VOR. Despite the broken boom, 3 knock downs and a leaking daggerboard case,not to mention colds and sore throats, Green Dragon is positively charging towards the scoring gate. Skipper Ian Walker, confessed to feeling a bit nervous this morning, but added “We now have about 400 miles to the scoring gate and we lie in 3rd position (in terms of Easting) with a slender 25-mile lead over Puma and about 40 miles over the Russians. Our aim is to defend this as best we can and over the last 12 hours we have done just that. One of our challenges is going to be gybing – we are still discussing how we are going to do this – if at all – maybe we will granny round. We are also trying to sort out how we can reef if we need to. Tom Braidwood is itching to get going on fixing the boom, but for now we are focusing on sailing fast to the scoring gate. This focus on racing hard is great for moral and everybody is determined to make the best of what we have." More pix here.

No suck luck for Puma however…