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9 October 2018


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MAITH AN FEAR bonknhoot!!!
Честито Beliberda!!GRATULERER Careka!

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Narrative
By February 1915, Shackletons’ ship Endurance was becoming increasingly ice-locked and at risk of being lost entirely. Shackleton and his crew began to make preparations to abandon ship.

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In this 21st century, it is possible to pay to cruise on a wildlife/Antarctica viewing vacation, but there were no such modern luxuries for Shackleton and his crew – read of his remarkable endeavour here - and, arguably, sailing our virtual Class B Tall Ship from the comfort of our armchairs and desks gives yet another entirely different perspective or window on the expedition. Our Class B Tall Ship probably sails better than Endurance, and it is evident from the time it took us to sail the 600nm of this leg, the lack of “pointability” makes escaping any bay against a headwind a pretty difficult task.

For our podium three, however, racing with the leading pack from the beginning they did very well indeed to claim the three top places. Bonknhoot and Beliberda arrived just over a minute apart with Careka a few minutes behind them, but it took 5 hours for a top 20 to be finalised… so very well done to our victors!

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