Macarthur Park Pete


Here’s a snap taken the day before the start of the Clipper race on ‘Liverpool 08’. Sadly (for Pete) Dame Ellen Macarthur is not part of the crew!The 10 yachts are currently heading away from the coast of Portugal to bypass Madeira. The weather in Biscay and off Finistere has been “brutal and relentless” (bit like Bass then!).

‘Liverpool’ crew are busy trying to mend the 2.5 kite which was cut to ribbons in a crash gybe at 2.30 am Wednesday (NOT on Pete’s watch!) They are therefore short-handed, especially as they had to donate a crew member to ‘Jamaica’, so could have done with Ellen on board.

I’m glad it is not me out there but they seem to be staying cheerful.