Today, at 16.00 (French local time), I'll be setting off from Douarnenez with Clément Bouyssou on my proto 630 to race to the Fastnet rock and back, along with 34 other competitors. A live tracker will report positions of all boats in real time so that you know exactly how we're doing in the race. The link to the map is as follows: yb.tl/minifastnet2014 . Forecasts suggest that we'll be heading upwind in light to medium winds (8-15 knts) up to Wolf Rock and Ireland which is great, but it looks like the wind will completely drop as we reach Ireland, which is less ideal. Clément and I are expecting a long and tiring race! Speak soon!