After weeks of waiting, and as the Fastnet Race draws closer, Draig finally received her new mast. We are delighted. A Selden section was required as the nearest modern equivalent to her old Proctor rig. All new standing rigging & pretty much everything else. Sails will have to be re-cut to fit the new straighter section.

RORC accepted our miles in the Myth of Malham before we lost the mast and we are now qualified, ready & raring to go. Scherzo sailed by Peter & John Eustace from Castle Cove Sailing Club are also qualified & ready to go in the doubled handed class. The Sailing instructions and on board tracker will be available for collection next week with the race in two weeks time - Sunday 14th August.

If you missed this in 2009, you can follow the progress of the race by the hour on the Fastnet website http://fastnet.rorc.org/blog/race-information/tracking/index.html The software is pretty slick and you can decide how you want to watch the race and see the places change with each wind shift.

The total collected for Sail 4 Cancer is shown on the Club's pages and you can see we are still a long way from our target of £10,000. If you haven't donated already it really is quite easy online - it is the messages of good luck that keep us going. We would be very grateful if you could promote our campaign to your friends & relatives. Our Web page is Draig4Fastnet.co.uk & I have also created a facebook group - Draig 4 Fastnet - which I will be able to update throughout the race.

Many Many thanks to all of you who have supported our campaign so far. Keep plugging...the race is only 2 weeks away

Kay & Kevin Stibbs

Submitted on 29th July 2011