Originally Posted by Louise
Excellent piccies! There's an interesting selection of consoles there with varying styles of protection. So tell us more - what was the weather/sea conditions like? How long did it take? Anything else of interest?
12 boats took part, with almost 50 crew (including 7 women). We had blue skies on both the outward and return journeys............However on the leg from Kinsale to Kilmore Quay, we had an E 5 on the nose. Around the Waterford area we had a very tough hour with steep 2-3m waves. E of the Tusker the sea state improved dramatically and we had a great run. All the crews were battered and this could easily be seen the following day around Aber.... We were the dodgy walkers
The return journey had a NE 5 creating big following seas , especially near Strumble, then with a nasty beam sea across the channel. The coast of Ireland gave us wind protection and the seas again improved. Journey times including refuelling, eating and pee stops was about 10 hours each way