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Katy - Log 3 - Pre Departure Excitement

Skippers briefing was today with Simon Rowall giving a weather update which could possibly never be better. If ever there was a time to cross Biscay it is at 09:00 tomorrow. This has proved rather fortuitous as that is the precise start time of ARC Portugal 2022 where 15 yachts will gather off the Plymouth Corinthian start line to begin a great Portuguese adventure. I think there is still nervousness on some boats but mixed with excitement.
Certainly this is the longest I will have sailed non stop so I am firmly in this category but deep down I can't wait to drop the lines and head south. This week has been a bit of a surprise for me but a very welcome one. I honestly didn't expect such friendliness and helpfulness from both participants and organisers. I am so glad I participated as sailing can be a bit elitetist but I haven't felt this here one bit. This bodes well for the next month and I wonder is a month enough? So I would like to wish everyone fair winds and safe landfalls, and last one to Spain is a big girls blouse!

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