AVIVA RECORD ATTEMPT
Monday June 22nd, 2009
AVIVA RECORD ATTEMPT HITS SET BACK
The all girl crew aboard Aviva have been struggling in their record attempt to sail around Britain and Ireland due to unfavourable conditions. They lost several miles overnight but remain confident as strong winds are forecast which will help them get back on schedule. Crew member Sam Davies had this to say
'Out here our world is tipped over at 30 degrees, and jumps around like a fairground ride. Not really so much fun as yesterday and a bit slower, but luckily in about 8 hours things should speed up!... My body aches all over and I need more sleep. That is the same for everyone on board, as we are giving all we can to keep Aviva at 110% and break this record. Morale is high, despite the exhaustion, the team is getting more and more solid and we are motivated to work together to maximise our performance.'
Later skipper Dee Caffari reported, 'Had some upwind sailing last night which was bumpy, wet and uncomfortable and to add to the discomfort - we lost some all important miles. We tacked when the front came and have been sailing down the line for the early hours. The wind is a little shifty and is forecast to get stronger allowing us, we hope, some fast reaching conditions. All good for a record time!'
They have successfully passed the Isle of Lewis and it looks like they may well be right about getting back on track. To follow Aviva’s progress throughout the record attempt, visit the Aviva Ocean Racing race tracker
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