Blog submitted by Stephan Card and Shaun Murphy
Steven and Shaun are fundraising for ORBIS by taking part in La Solidaire du Chocolat a trans Atlantic race celebrating the cocoa trade between France and Mexico.
We’re 14 miles from the gate now making about eight knots. Typically, there have been big squalls with absolutely no wind afterwards with a nasty north-easterly swell. It’s bloody horrendous with the boat wanting to move, but then the swell would just kill the boat. It was probably about two hours of torture yesterday. For the boats at the back it might not be a lot of fun when we get to the finish as all the parties will be over. Just a few tequilas and then people will start making their way home. Hopefully the Caribbean will be a bit easier as the last part of the Atlantic has been as full of headaches as the first part. We just take every day as it comes. We’re going to have a celebration tonight to mark finally seeing some land.