\o/ YAY! \o/ The climax of the Cowes Week, the infamous Fastnet Race, has started! 608 nautical miles from Portsmouth to Ireland, rounding the famous Fastnet Rock lighthouse (in SL: Blake Sea – Crows Nest), and back to England’s south coast harbour of Plymouth. Over 400 competing yachts of all classes (your editrix sailed this race in 1995 on a club yacht as sole female among a crew of permadrunk young guys, joking, full of innuendo) and many countries. Since the time I sailed it, the FR has become a playground for the international professional sailracing elite and more millionaires than ever before. Anyway, in German news mag Spiegel Online (SPON) they are showing a bunch of photos since one of the reporters sails on one of the fastests yachts, a foiling IMOCA 60, with Monegassian prince Pierre Casiraghi and another German professional racer. It’s maybe nice for guys who only know sailing from SL to see a little bit of how it looks in RL, from the inside.
Not too much action yet. Maybe they show more once the race heats up.