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Replacing the foghorn after the last one was removed by a suicidal sail

Replacing the foghorn after the last one was removed by a suicidal sail

The first batch of fruit!

The first batch of fruit!

The organisers of the ARC Rally are great at getting good and knowledgeable luminaries to talk about their experience and offer advice. However after 2 days of hearing about dismasting, broken limbs, hurricanes, etc, the end result is a room full of quivering jellies who think the Med is now looking very inviting!
The other outcome is a rush to the chandlers, pharmacists and rigging suppliers to buy a seemingly endless list of ‘essentials’ to deal with said failures. Oh, and did I mention the logical progression to the psychiatrist if one has the insanity to want to go ahead with this dire ordeal?

Being very much the poor relation on what seems to be millionaires’ row on this pontoon, it is amazing to see how some others expect to make the passage. Huge floating palaces with large crews and every luxury…….

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