With less than 24 hours before the 2017 ARC starts the waiting is nearly over, the provisioning complete and the lively, "do we really need to waste space taking water" debate, almost concluded.
The skippers briefing confirmed that tomorrow the wind will be light, the sea calm and the temperature high.
A total exclusion zone will be in operation, effectively closing Las Palmas harbour tomorrow for all vessels except the departing ARC fleet.
If we can avoid getting rammed as 200 yachts cross the start line we should have a happy day.
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Our race tactics ( but keep this quiet) are to start slow and then pick off the competition one by one.
No doubt our speed will increase steadily as we pick up the trade winds and work our way through the 500kg of alcohol.
Our Scouse skipper has promised to run a happy ship ...
"Dey do do dat dough don't dey dough"