Preparations for the Round The Isle Race…


I’m not sure if it is only totally crazy, or absolute madness (actually I’m sure it is exactly both….)

Tonight we (Stan and me with the car, Audrey and Ludo with the plane) will start our tour to Cowes to participate in the largest yacht race of the world (as one of the smallest boat….) , we will take the Jabbadabbadoo on two ferries and around London before we will arrive in Cowes, crane and set the mast (including navigation lights) and start on Saturday 6:20 am UK time…

But we are prepared…: We bought 6 flares (orange smoke and red hand flares), a rescue line, proper life vests (including borrowed harness and tethers), we drilled 8 holes in our boat to fit a motor, got some crinkles in our mainsail so that we can reef it, charged our VHF set to the emergency channel, got a depth sounder, navi lights, a radar reflector and 2 handheld gps and set up all our mobiles so that you all can track us on the internet :)))



Ok, what I didn’t tell is that we somewhat don’t have guard rails or actually anything to clip our harness onto, the wind will be close to stormy and as tide is against wind we’ll get waves roughly as big as myself…. Jabbadabbadoo!!!

So let’s jump into it and enjoy the biggest regatta with over 1900 other boats ;0



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