I can't help thinking that they are being hopelessly optimistic on this event.
For instance, today's route is Plymouth to Milford Haven leaving late morning. That's something like 170 miles and includes rounding Land's End and a long bumpy crossing of the Bristol Channel. The weather forecast for Lundy (which includes the Bristol Channel) is Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6. They'll be very lucky to complete this in under 12 hours, to arrive in daylight. I wouldn't be surprised if some crews don't manage to complete the day.
This would be a big enough challenge for a one day event -- but anyone reckon they can keep this pace up for ten days? Remember, it's going to be an absolute minimum of eight hours in a small RIB every day for a week and a half.
Oh yes, and tomorrow's forecast is Southwest to West force 5 or 6 . . .
Keeping my fingers crossed for them
PS Just looked at bouyweather.com
for the Bristol Channel (51N 5W) and it's predicting 3 metre wave height for this afternoon. Should be interesting!
[This message has been edited by John Kennett (edited 29 June 2001).]