An pictorial account of activities and thoughts of David Whitworth, a returned VSO volunteer.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Volvo Round the World Yacht Race
Six of the seven contesting yachts arrived in the early hours of the 29th, with the first and second to arrived from Newport, American, within 4 minutes of each other. Poor old Scallywag arrived 24 hours later. This is all you could see of the boats, each having its mast removed for servicing.
A special shed had been erected on the dock to facilitate the overhaul.
Also, an exhibition where you could get an impression of the spartan conditions the crews endured whilst at sea. The next leg to Gothenburg leaves at 4.30 on Sunday. We plan to watch the restart from Penarth, weather permitting.