Tintin is in Barmouth harbour, the crew have assembled, 24 hours to go until the race starts a mile offshore.
Most of the 15 other boats don't look as if they weigh 14 tonnes. Light airs are forecast for the start, so we have been tweaking the rowing set up (yes, that's correct!) as well as fine tuning the rig with sailing master Matt.
We are all eager to start, some even more than others. Steve decided to go for a run just to check he still can; whereas Matt is under strict instructions to keep his leg up having gashed it open whilst training last week.
The crew is
3 of us did the race 31 years ago. Previous time to beat = 4 days 5 hours.
Ashore we have support from assorted Insleys, Gordons, Withers and Heaths. Thank you all