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Lancelot 2 update

Skipper Mick Watts celebrated his birthday on land in the Spanish Port of Bajona over the weekend. Even ashore the crew were observing steady winds of 35-40knots, so anyone still out at sea would have had a terrible battering.

Now the worst of the winds have passed over, Lancelot 2 is back out on the water, having set off in the small hours of this morning (Monday 24th September). Jacko has emailed us with a little update from the crew...

"We left 4 hours ago and so far are seeing only a very light 5 knot westerly, not quite the 12-15 knots that was promised! There is a really big swell though, left over from the weekend's storm making a rather uncomfortable and slow ride at the moment. 

All is good aboard, Brian has taken the role as skipper and is taking us the 200+ miles to Cascais as a qualifying passage for when he does his RYA/MCA Yachtmaster next year. Tiina is making us all some cheese sandwiches at the mo and Mick has gone for a sleep which leaves me and John dutifully looking out for lobster pots... Well John anyway as I'm typing a message on my phone! :-). 

Hope is well back in Hamble?!"

Meanwhile, back in Hamble, we're seeing plenty of rainfall, but this should clear away this afternoon and the outlook for the rest of the week is promising, with the weather looking warm and sunny for the weekend - perfect conditions for our Boat Handling Day (places available).

If you'd like to join Jacko & Mick on any of the delivery legs, we have a few places available left still, so do get in touch! It's a fantastic adventure and lots of fun!

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