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EH01
Owner Global Yacht Racing
Design Beneteau First 47.7
Length Overall(m) 14m 80 cm
www.globalyachtracing.com
Flag GBR
Sail Number GBR4778R

EH01 is Global Yacht Racing's flagship yacht. Global Yacht Racing offers individuals and groups the chance to get on board and become part of a great race team participating in major regattas and offshore races around the world. We believe that with the right training and motivation 'anyone can do it!'
Past results include 1st in division and 1st overall in the ARC 2010, 2nd in class RORC Caribbean 600 2011, 3rd in class Antigua Sailing Week 2011, 2nd in the Rolex Middle Sea Race 07, 2nd BVI Regatta 2008 and 2012.

EH01 will be campaigning in all the major Caribbean Regattas in 2014 and is available for individuals or whole boat charter Call(+44)0845 634 1452 for information or email info@globalyachtracing.com


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09/12/2014

EH01 - So close you can almost smell it!

Hi Everyone,Another entry after no sleep for the last 24 hours or so... So please excuse general English and grammar por favor...After what has seemed like the longest 48 hours this trip, I am pleased to say the good ship EH01 is back on the move towards our final destination. We managed to keep the boat moving south yesterday to sail a slightly faster angle towards Barbados, with the wind starting to fill in around midnight last night. After running most of the day yesterday under our kite we took it down as the wind filled to around 15-20 knots in the early hours of this morning. We switched our rig to a poled out headsail and have been cruising along nicely since at around 8 knots. The wind is at a slightly awkward angle, blowing directly from the east meaning that if we sail directly. read more...


07/12/2014

EH01 - Dear Sun... Where have you gone?!?

Morning/Afternoon/Evening everyone... I don't even know what time of day it is its so dark outside,Well we have had an interesting night on board EH01. We had a fantastic days sailing yesterday under white sails and headed into the night hoping for it to continue. We knew some of the people ahead of us had headed into lighter breezes so we all saw the opportunity to make some good gains. As usual, as soon as the sun starts to set... the squalls seem to arrive. Every half an hour for the whole night they came and went giving us a real good soaking and providing some stiff breezes. We had shortened sail early in the night putting in a couple of reefs and hoisting our number 4 headsail and we were powering along nicely at around 8-9 knots. We managed to maintain this speed for a good 10-12. read more...


06/12/2014

EH01 - Are we there yet?!?!

Hi all,Day 12 on the good ship. The sun has taken a welcome break today leaving us with overcast skies and scattered squally showers. After the last couple of days a few of the crew (including myself) are looking the wrong shade of lobster. Its still hot and humid but the raw power of the sun over the last couple of days has been slightly overbearing so a day in the rain feels quite pleasant! I also have my towel and shower gel on standby hoping for a monster downpour.Talking of monster downpours... last night was another night of large squalls which left the boat and crew sodden within minutes. Everyone's sense of humour is intact though as I can hear them laughing in the rain through my cabin window! My offer of an umbrella last night was less than politely turned down though...After. read more...


05/12/2014

EH01 - It was a dark and squally night...

Hola,Well its been a fairly wet and wild night on board the good ship last night. Like they say in this part of the world when it rains it pours... I mean the sort of rain that inspires you to build an Ark and start collecting animals in pairs.Yesterday afternoons sailing was a mixed bag with the occasional squall blowing through giving a mix of rain and higher winds followed by a huge hole in the breeze behind it. It made for some frustrating conditions sometimes listening to the sails flapping from side to side, the only option of getting the boat movingwas to sail upwind (and off course) to try and generate some apparent wind to get the boat rolling again. As the sun started to set yesterday it looked like the breeze was filling in again from the south east and we were in for a great. read more...


04/12/2014

EH01 - Life in it's simplest form...

Afternoon all,Well its been a quieter 24 hours on board the good ship EH01. After writing yesterdays blog I mentioned that the wind had gone just forward of the beam so the kite had come down. The weather situation has roughly remained the same (bar a period of about 2 hours yesterday evening where we ended up poling out the headsail) so the crew have managed to have a slightly more 'relaxed' 24 hours. It was nice to be able to rota a few of the crew out of the watch system to get a whole nights sleep after what has been a tiring 10 days. It was another stunning moonlit night (we are approaching the full moon) so again it felt like sailing in daylight with the now consistent warm trade winds blowing 24 hours a day.With less to do in terms of constant kite trimming and other checks the. read more...



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