Campbell Field's latest blog as BSL and her crew make their way south to Palma ahead of the start of the Global Ocean Race, sailed in Class 40's with a two man crew. Campbell Field is sailing with his father Ross, a twice winner of the Whitbread Round the World Race/Volvo Ocean Race.
BSL's delivery continues...
'A fantastic 24 hours on BSL, with the breeze piping in from behind to the mid to upper 20's late yesterday and starting off with a confused following sea to longer more organised waves. We played with a few sail combinations and found the right one and sent it though the night. A few rain squalls bringing a few extra knots of wind kept us on our toes and a combination of hand steering and pilot to give whoever was on watch a break and we came out the other side very happy with how the boat performs (thanks Verdier), the sail combinations (thanks Magnus at North NZ), and dry and happy (thanks Events Clothing NZ).
Buckley Systems (Ross and Campbell Field) at the start of the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race - Global Ocean Challenge
24 hour highlights: surfing in the open ocean at 20 knots on a 40 footer, Moroccan Lamb freeze dried tickled up with some Old Bay Spice supplied by Tracy (thanks honey!). Lowlights: listening to the hydro generator squealing at a pitch designed to be ultimately irritable to the human ear when charging batteries, listening to Ross’ #$%^&* watch bleeping away.'
Ross and Campbell are supported by BSL, a world leader in precision electromagnet manufacturing. . Follow their progress at www.fieldyachting.com
Buckley Systems (Campbell and Ross Field) Global Ocean Race Delivery: Lymington - Palma - Global Ocean Challenge