After the regular start of up early, yoga and get breakfast going, things were a little bumpy… the wind had been howling all night up to almost 50kts so we had been sleeping with an eye open just in case…. Sleep deprived but ready for another day I began with the breakfast things before working on what cake and cookies to bake for the day. The salad had to be washed for the sandwiches, chocolate and nut baskets to be refilled, fruit bowl to be topped up and museli bars placed in a basket ready for eager hands

By the time the sandwiches were made postponement had been announced on the radio for the race as the wind had died slightly but picking back up and it was stronger in Olbia just south of Porto Cervo so the waiting game had begun. My salami, pecorino and salad sandwiches or prosciutto, pecorino and salad sandwiches were made, wrapped and placed in the fridge ready.. time was ticking on and the interior had to be finished just in case the race committee suddenly announced that all was on and we had to leave the dock to go racing, but sadly by 12 noon the announcement came of no racing the wind had picked up again and to be honest we were all thankful of the committee’s decision.

Sandwiches were still eaten and the boys took a few home with them for snacking on during the day. We were at a slight loss having prepared ourselves for a race day, so we slowly worked around things and made sure that we were up to date making the next two days easier to get through !… mind  you we can only wait and see if we have made our lives easier…

It certainly made my life easier as I have a cake ready and cookies for tomorrow, which just need icing as the gingerbread men are  becoming gingerbread sailors as we will ice caps, shorts and shirts on them and try to make sure they all have some sort of character so the crew can recognise themselves there somewhere !…

The wind has dropped and we can only wait and see what tomorrow brings… most of the regular crew ate onboard for dinner as we were all shattered from the build up to the regatta and now the actual regatta… reminding ourselves that in 10 days we start another regatta in Spain so we have to be on our toes and ready full of energy and life for that Superyacht Cup in Palma ! Our season looks so busy it is hard to work out where we start and end it just blurs into one long hot summer !

Being here in Sardinia at the beginning of the season is just magical and something to take advantage of as there are so few tourists, or yachts at the moment it makes it so easy to get around, the beaches are empty, the supermarkets are calm and life is generally on island time with crispy clear days making the hills so sharp rather than the haze that begins so soon and remains during the heat of the summer… It is a wonderful and special place to sail these regattas, such spectacular views where ever you are with amazing turquoise, acqua, royal blue waters they are a photographers dream … as well as a sailors… Let us all hope that we are back out there on the water tomorrow racing …

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