Mike Sanderson's blog
When I did my first Volvo Ocean Race (then Whitbread ) I remember sailing up the Solent waterway and Grant Dalton saying "Soak it up boys, there isn't anything that finishes quite as abruptly
For sure this feels like the swansong for the mighty Sanya LAN..
They say that there is nothing quite like slipping on your old slippers when you get home - well I have to confess that over the last 24 hours I have had the same feeling about the wet weather pant
By the time you read this, the rest of the fleet will have started the latest leg to Miami.
Pretty bumpy out here on the mighty Sanya LAN, just for a change we are going upwind!!
Well based on the sea state out here there is no doubt in my mind that the race organisers did the right thing holding us on the dock for 12 hours.
Okay, It's time to get this show back on the road. Its been a month since we limped into Madagascar and what a month it has been.
This time of year is always a little stressful in our house.
If New Zealand didn't exist, South Africa and in particular Cape Town would be right up there on my favourite places to live.
Well I have always loved arriving into Cape Town, I have many fond memories, coming second in here on Merit Cup in 1997 but mainly the huge moment of winning the first leg of the 2005/2006 Volvo Oc