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The Crew on Taeping, Leg 1, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 1998/99, from left to right:
Light gale at the start in Plymouth 17/10/98, an hour later I succumbed to sea-sickness!
Nigel Barden, great humorist, bon viveur, master chef and BBC journalist handled the cooking and the seas better than most.
The Skipper - Nick Fleming, singing the blues off the coast of Portugal on route to Funchal, Madeira.
Beating Serica by 200 metres at the finish line in Funchal, finished fifth.
Shower in mid-Atlantic, destination San Salvador, Bahamas.
Crossing Atlantic, view from spinnaker pole.
Midnight watch, 3 hours on, 3 hours off during night, 4 hours on, 4 hours off during day, week after week!
Mast is 25 metres high, spinnaker over 300 square metres, always on the look-out for too strong winds.
If we don't get the spinnaker down fast enough, the sail maker will cuss and swear! Attending to our ripped spinnaker is left-to.right Charlotte Winser, Patrice Baten, and John Burnett, southeast of the Bahamas.
San Salvador, the Bahamas, first landfall for Christopher Columbus in the New World. Finished fourth.
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