With week one done, we now tun to Max, René's dad, for today's daily update.
Max has been the driving force behind the community and concept of Race4Rene. His dedication to both our charities (Papyrus and Child Bereavement UK) and the crew has been awe inspiring to see, and we know that René would be extremely proud with everything that his dad and family have done in order to spread suicide awareness and create an environment where asking for help should not be as hard as crossing an ocean.
Take a look below to see Max's experience of the race so far:
"7 days at sea and love every minute.
We were treated with a pancake breakfast this morning, a perfect way to celebrate a week at sea.
The crew are gaining lots of experience as the race progress which will come in very handy as we chase down the competition to the finishing line. Not really a novice crew any longer.
James (Foster) received an surprise visit from Fiona the flying fish much to the delight of the rest of the crew. You had to be on board to appreciate this one, hilarious.
We adjusted our clocks on board by an hour today, one extra hour of rest for port watch. The clocks are turned back by an hour every couple of days, nice and gentle.
No showers for 7 days! Say no more...
Beard growing competition update: Simon is leading the proper beard category, Max the silver beard category and Jimmy is trying to figure out how this all works.
Such a special time with René’s friends on board, lovely to get to know everyone a little better. I am swapping watches tomorrow so I get to spend time with both watches. Wonder what René would make of all this?
We have a favourable weather forecast for tomorrow, looks like we finally get to ride those wild sea horses!"