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Puddle Jumper - Captains Final Entry

Stardate 23rd December 2012
The last few days were typified by night time squalls and high winds.
Arrival date 04 27 55 on 13 December during the hours of darkness.
The welcoming committee was, as expected, on the pontoon with champagne and
lager.  We all agreed that the experience was of benefit to us all and the main
criteria was that we arrived in St Lucia safe and still friends – both of which were
Damage was limited to PJ.  Having heard the tales of other crews damage and
incidents on many of the other boats we feel that we did very well indeed.
Our positions was 81st overall which was better than expected due to the breakage
on the 3rd day and our handicap.  We received the prize for the “best account of life
at sea” – which was a meal at the Chaterhouse restaurant (sorry to the crew that had
already left – we had a great night).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the crew and wives for their help and support on the
journey, and special thanks to WSM and “the love of my life” without whom I could not
have managed.

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