Aviva back on record breaking pace
by Sail-World on 20 Jun 2009
Dee Caffari and her all female crew have pushed Aviva hard over the past twenty four hours and are now back on the pace required to beat the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland.
The Round Britain and Ireland record attempt crew Lloyd Images © http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/
With a high pressure front waiting to greet them in the English Channel tomorrow, the crew are keen to make as much progress as possible today, while the breeze continues to be favourable.
At 07:00 hrs this morning, skipper Dee Caffari commented:
'We have fantastic breeze and are still very much on the pace with 517 miles to go. Today we will cream along the west coast of Ireland and make as much progress as possible before hitting a high pressure in the English Channel tomorrow, which may slow us back down again. We are racing as hard as we can, while we can.
'Spirits are high and there is much hilarity onboard this morning as we have decided that Saturday is Tiz Waz day. Could it be that being wet and dirty all the time just reminds us of the show that surely invented being gunged?'
At 08:00 hrs (BST) this morning, Caffari and her all female crew were passing Galway on the West coast of Ireland.