Miranda Merron's blog
Huge apologies for the lack of news - have been working harder than I ever thought possible.
We left Gaspe just over three weeks ago, and had a superb trip up the St Lawrence River.
After the Atlantic Cup, we sailed to Portland, Maine, where we installed ourselves at the Maine Yacht Center, in order to undertake some maintenance/ repair work on Campagne de France in preparatio
After a great stop-over in the wonderful city that is New York, filled with skippers parties and an brilliant Pro-am race it was time to leave and once again get onto the race track taking us north
We have been in Charleston for nearly three weeks, and the time has been flying.
It has been a while since we sent any news. Not because there was nothing going on, but our unscheduled return to New Zealand and all that that entailed has kept us rather busy.
Last night just before dark, taking advantage of the now relatively benign conditions, I went up the mast to secure the main wind wand which was swivelling around.
It is most odd to be going in completely the opposite direction from the one originally planned, and in solid downwind conditions - the very conditions you would hope to carry you towards Cape Horn
As several of you may have noticed Campagne de France began to position itself to a more northerly route yesterday, many thought it was to remove the 40-50 knot headwinds from the equation but in-f