Today's daily update comes from crew member Harry Knights, who rowed with René at Imperial Boat Club.
"Port watch were woken up last night to the sound of Gareth shouting HALLIARD and several extremely loud bangs as the pole crashed repeatedly into the forestay. Then there was some commotion about a large catamaran coming towards us, which made me feel slightly apprehensive sat in the bows. I failed to get back to sleep given all this excitement so we got up, made some coffees, ate some cereal, and prepared ourselves for our 2-6am shift. There followed the usual 10 minute period of everyone stumbling over themselves and each other under the dim red lighting from our head torches. We had a chat with the other watch on deck, drank our coffees, and sailed on powered by a wide range of Genre’s from resident DJ Miki, from Frank Sinatra to Detroite House. There isn’t much moon at the moment meaning it is absolutely pitch black, apart from the occasional break in the clouds letting some starlight through.
Today, a pod of dolphins came and swam with the boat for about 20 minutes, and we caught our first fish!
Only another 2500 miles to go!"