On one side of Scotland a team of rowers heads south, battling into a headwind. On the other side of Scotland, another team of rowers heads north, battling into a headwind. The fact that both teams have faced such different headwind directions while just 150 miles apart emphasises the challenge the British weather presents to this race at every turn.
Race leaders the Islanders are making 1.6 knots with a headwind of 7-8 knots as they make a break for the far side of the Firth of Firth this evening. Meanwhile second placed Savoir Faire are managing to make a rather better 2.3 knots with around 3.5 knots of wind which has swung round to be more or less behind them as the head to turn the corner at Cape Wrath.
In a blog posted on Facebook earlier this evening Josh Tarr of Savoir Faire tells how his parents travelled to Scotland for an emotional rendez vous at the Skye Bridge… read more >