Day 2 – 1:31 AM
As I have just come off watch for the first time in the race and look at my watch, half an hour has passed already. As everyone is guaranteed four hours of exciting on watch sailing, four hours of rest isn’t a given. After briefing my opposite watch-man Jesse Fielding on the conditions on deck, I scurried down below. Upon arriving I stuffed my face with a delicious freeze-dried meal. After that I began stripping off my foul weather gear and extra cold-weather thermals. This is a seemingly simple task except for trying to keep my stuff dry and in my cubbie. After all that is done it is finally time for bed. Thirty minutes now are gone, plus an additional fifteen to get ready again. This sailor’s “off” time is dwindling! Goodnight for now from Vanquish.