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Sarah Mercedes - Day 1

With the start at 1 pm, we still had some repairs to do. The mast had been leaking since Alisios had repaired the banging. After some frantic calls and Stephen running up and down the pontoon like a headless chicken, we finally got an alisios employee to put silicon at the foot of the mast stopping the leak. Following that hectic hour or so, all went relatively smoothly. A good start off the line meant we were ahead of much bigger and faster boats for the first hour. After about 4 hours however ( 5pm ) the wind had dropped significantly. Being proud sailors, we didn't want to motor unless absolutely necessary and we therefore saw boat after boat motor pass us. We are currently discussing the rota before tucking into some chicken and rice for dinner. Blogs will follow daily at around 7pm!

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