Tracker is Up!

May 12, 2012 posted by admin

May 12, 2012

The UK Mini Fastnet is set to run tomorrow, Sunday May 13, 2012.  The competitors are ready with only a few last minute checks and changes, and One Girl’s Ocean Challenge is officially ready to go.  The raft, batteries and survival water have been sealed, the food has been stowed and the waypoints have been entered.  We’re all set.  The weather on the other hand has been changing significantly over the past two days.  This means that the final weather “prognosticating” will happen tomorrow morning, and then get overlaid onto the routing work we’ve done.  We’ve had one little change to OGOC though.  Nick has had some family matters to take care of and was not able to come to England to fulfill another item on his bucket list.  Fortunately we have the best replacement co-skipper you could ever ask for.  Andrew Leslie joined us on the pontoon yesterday all the way from Canada.  Andrew will step in as co-skipper and together we will put OGOC and the race course through its paces.  This is going to be a very “tidal” tactical race.  The Scilly Islands, Lands End, Fastnet Rock, Conninberg Light Vessel and Plymouth harbour all hold their very tactical and tidal elements.  Follow all the action on the race tracker below.  The Spot Tracker will not be on as it’s a violation of the “communications” rules for the Class Mini.  Tim has once again agreed to try to keep the information flowing through the website.  Because of the “no communications” rule, we’re not allowed to have any communications off of the boat, unless it’s for emergency purposes, so Tim will keep you up to date on all the thrills and chills of the UK Fastnet Race!  See you in 560 miles!



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