Monday, July 21, 2008
Tom is following in his sister’s footsteps and is sailing in the Tall Ships race which set off from Liverpool today. Not quite such a sunny route for him though. Flo went St Malo – Plymouth — Lisbon. Tom has a much more northerly route. He is heading for the north coast of Northern Ireland where the race proper starts at 1500 hours local time on Wednesday 23 July. From there the fleet will race around the top of Scotland and then across the North Sea to Maløy in Norway where they are due to arrive on 1 August. The first thing the captain ordered him to do, when he joined the ship on Friday, was to get his hair cut. But I think he’ll agree it’s a small sacrifice for such an amazing experience.