Week 1 of Leg 7 - the final leg
No drama here as the fleet move up the Channel. The week ends with both hodol kutkut and Getafe King Life reaching the final waypoint and setting a course for home.
The crew on board hodol kutkut are doing all they can to get the maximum points and hope that race leader A Team of Johnsons, currently in third position, has trouble next week on the run in.
Lythgoe’s Disciples strikes Alderney on tack 13 and Vellus Arsefield can feel fortunate they didn’t suffer a similar fate on tack 5 west of Brittany when he threaded himself through some off-shore islands.
Ardley Athletic, the defending title holder and 3rd place holder in the overall standings looks like he may be to far back at this stage to make inroads in the points he needs to catch up.
At the front however LUFC 1963 and Honeyballs were first to be greeted by the crowds who were gathering in Portsmouth by both finishing their Challenge on tack 15. LUFC 1963 were just ahead however and picked up the 15 points.
Congratulations the skipper andybarrell and his crew who can now off to watch their stable-mates at the Riddle Stadium in their Champions League final.
An early landfall on the Dorset coast by Darlo Queens on tack 8 - a shame as she was leading at that point
atx1303 however caught the crowds unawares as he finished the leg on tack 12 - 3 tacks ahead of SuperSlaves who seem to have put put the nightmares of the previous leg behind them. Well done to skipper atx1303 who finished this race on a high
Just Its Just Not Cricket was another to have some trouble with the Dorset coast - running aground there on tack 8.
By the weeks end Isaiah Forty:31 and At it again are approaching the final waypoint before turning north for home.
One more week to go……………..