As the start of a new leg dawned and new crews joined our boats, it became apparent that the steaming light on Ashanti was not working. Changing a boat on a yacht is never straight forward, and someone had to be hauled up the mast to sort this one. Fortunately Les, who has been on Ashanti since day one of the Round Britain 2019, was a willing volunteer and was up the mast in no time!
The first day of each leg is usually a short one, giving the new crew members a chance to get used to their boats, and each other, and soon everyone was anchored safely off the isle of Lundy with plenty of time to spare before nightfall. Never wishing to miss an opportunity, once dinner had been served and enjoyed, a couple of our crew quickly had the dinghy inflated and were soon ashore for a well earned pint before settling in for the night.
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