Velux 5 Oceans. Interesting weekend ahead for Alex Thomson and Hugo Boss

Friday, 17 November 2006

It’s been a busy night with lots of sail changes and little rest, but I’m feeling very positive about the choices I have made and the course I’ve taken.  It’s great to have some decent breeze again and I am really flying along topping 25 knots at times. I’d forgotten how bumpy it can be but it’s exhilarating. The report is short today as I have quite a lot on keeping the boat steady and maximizing the gains that I’m hoping to make over the next 48 hours. I had an encounter with a large fish or a small whale last night which was a bit weird in the dark as it’s so black at night, you really can't see anything. Good to have some company, albeit for a short while!

All is well onboard HUGO BOSS.  Looks like its going to be an interesting weekend so keep watching and keep those emails coming. Think the winner of email of the week goes to Rob Melotti!

Wind: 20-25 knots NW
Speed: 18-22 knots

Annabel Merrison

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 November 2006 )