David, I remember fondly sailing on her when she took part in the first RORC Transatlantic race. We had an amazing adventure, although we do so well in the race.
We were given a huge consignment bananas which all ripen three days out where we were all eating bananas at all our meal for three days. We had a night shift where sailed through a huge amount of phosphorescent algee. A night watch with storm force winds with lightening across the whole horizon. I was taught how to navigate with a sextant as we didn’t have GPS navigation then. Another night when the steering broke and on the final day we had a humpback whale which decided to swim closely around for 20 min.
She wasn’t a fast boat, but she was very seaworthy.