Archive for July, 2008

Dinah in Santander

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Text message received:

“Dinah finished at 03.51.44 gmt.  All good.  Learned lots. Two gales off the continental shelf.  Not many made it.”

Twenty boats started the leg, ten finished.


Friday night, 2100 bst

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Dinah seems to have been lying a-hull in the gale for a few hours, now back on course for Santander in the north of Spain.

friday night


Thursday, 0700 bst

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Dinah, in green, is at 49.30.05 North, 007.16.09 West, heading 156 degrees.

Thursday 0700

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Santander South South East

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Started from Kinsale at 1100 this morning, typical Irish day: misty moisty at first then a spot of sunshine. Ten to 12 knots from 210 degrees means a close hauled/close reach at the start. Des McWilliam – One Sails arrived just in the knick of time with a fine sexy suit of sails.

kinsale start

kinsale start 2

kinsale start 3

Kinsale start 4

Slightly shaky video is here.