I am off tomorrow on the Around Long Island Race. I have done a fair bit of racing round the cans and did Round the Isle of Wight a few years ago but this is my first Around Long Island Race. The race leaves from the southwestern tip of Long Island, off Breezy Point in Brooklyn and finishes at Glen Cove on the Northwestern part of Long Island.
After the finish we make our way back through Hell's Gate, past Manhattan and back through NY Harbor.
It will be a lot of firsts for me. First offshore race over several days, longest passage at sea, first time sleeping at sea under sail, first time doing a night-watch. I can't bloody wait!
I will be sailing on Knot Again so if you see us go by, give us a wave!