Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL
That's quite fast I'd have thought, say for Gilles in a smaller boat......
You're right - after a few days (well after Inverness actually, as up until then it was either so flat that 28 Kts was not a problem for the smaller boats, it was foggy so we all did much less or rough enough that again we all slowed down) - we tended to settle into a routine where the boats that wanted a lower cruising speed left a bit earlier in the morning, and the bigger ones (usually just Black Hawk and Blue Ray) ha a bit of a lie in or longer breakfast We generally caught the 1st group up just after they has re-fuelled at lunch time. This worked well - especially for the fuelling stops as we would have had to wait around anyway, and it meant that the early boats could again get a head start, and knew that if there were any problems, we weren't far behind.
Oh - and Gilles wasn't the smallest boat - we had Scrambled with us for most of the route - a family of 4 in their 6m rib.