It's been a tough,hard race. Especially as we have not rotated the crew over the crew over the last month. Oman Sail Renaissance have done well to come fifth in this high class fleet and hopefully, next year with a new boat and probably with more international teams we can aim for a podium finish. I definitely think that is achievable.
We struggled a bit in the light, a problem we can definitely put right and the Omani sailors now have some really good experience and knowledge which will stand us in good stead for the next event.
People may wonder why I decided to do this event? Well if you have never done the Tour Voile you will not realise what an amazing event it is. It is tough, Farr 30s are difficult boats to sail, next year with the new boats it will be a bit easier on the crew and Oman Sail have confirmed that we will be racing in the Tour Voile 2011 and we hope to really take good account of ourselves by next July.
It ha been a great experience but I am looking forward to some time with Leslie and my fishing rod, once I get back to Hamble.