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ARC2012 Diary: Day 14 – Monday

I’ve taken to writing my diary entries on my night shift which helps pass the time. Tonight I’m doing a 12-3am shift. Today’s been pretty quiet. I slept til 10am, and Oliver and Will have been dozing throughout the afternoon. The fishing line came to life whilst playing connet4 with Will. But whatever was on... Author: Tim Butler

ARC2012 Diary: Day 13 – Sunday

We watched a film last night that didn’t finish til 1am. Subsequently I didn’t have a shift to do which was nice. The spinnaker pool rattled all night long as I tried to sleep in the sweaty forepeak, which was once my preferred choice of slumber. I tried to speak to Emma on the sat... Author: Tim Butler

ARC2012 Diary: Day 12 – Saturday

I awoke to feel Oliver and Will pulling hairs on my feet and arm. Pissed off that it’s only 9.30am and I’ve so far only had 4 hours sleep I tell them to fuck off. I can’t sleep now, the engine is on, and I’m pissed off. I’ve done Oliver’s shift and gave Will an... Author: Tim Butler

ARC2012 Diary: Day 11 – Friday

Bad news, the wind has veered South, blowing us north instead of west. Oliver is furious after he got off the sat phone. We would have headed further south had we known this was going to happen. We’re now in the center of a low pressure system, with very little wind. We need to head... Author: Tim Butler