Torbay-Tall ships race start
Well despite the force 5-6 Easterly I managed to get out to the start of the tall ships race. We launched from Polly steps in Teignmouth. Which was fine apart from the swell that had built up over the sand bar outside the river. An outgoing river spring tide aginst a force 5 easterly makes a big sea, and we had a perect storm moment. We went up a sheer wave that was prime to break at any second. The wave was taller than my boat is long, but fortunately we had the power to get the top where we seemed to hang forever, before dropping into a large trough. Fortunately nothing broke and no one fell out, so we were able to cary on to Torbay.
We got out to the start line just after they had started but were able to follow them along to the tip of Berry head. Due to the sea state and amount of spray my mate couldn't use his camera so we were stuck with my little thing in its U/W housing. Managed to get some good shots though. Thought we were the smallest boat out but was out done by 0.35m, by a 5m Humber.