As our crews woke up in Lowestoft on a rainy Wednesday morning, news of bad weather began to rear its ugly head. Although conditions were not too bad in our marina (a little rain will not stop our crews!) our destination of Whitby was a completely different story. This was to be the long passage of this leg, arriving in the afternoon of the following day, and a forecast of high winds and a huge swell meant the going would be rough and entrance to Whitby harbour would be treacherous.
With this in mind our two skippers, Rob and Ian, made the decision to stay another day and wait for calmer seas, safety always being paramount in such situations. However all was not lost, and a lovely afternoon was spent in the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club, and were joined for lunch by a group of local businesswomen, led by Wendy Hunt of Marine Safety Centre Ltd, who were more than generous in their donations to Macmillan as well as being superb company. This chance encounter buoyed our two crews, and reminded everyone of the importance of what they are doing and the much needed funds that they are raising.
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