A very early finish on Sunday morning with flares in the rain and lots of Champange on the dock. It was wonderful to catch some shut eye in a bed!
A support boat came to welcome us from a couple of miles out. Shouting and screams of joy came from the boat. Nick and I lit a couple of flares in the drizzle as the boat continued to take us towards the finish line. We crossed the line at 01:40:41 local time! Hooters and horns went off as Nick and I dropped the stay sail on the deck. Once the main was down we motored up the little channel into Les Sables.
Once we had thrown a few lines we popped open two bottles of French bubbles. Nick and I sprayed each other with absolute joy! We had sailed the whole way around the world together unlike any of the other teams!!!
We had an amazing welcome from all sorts of friends and family! My parents were there and absolutely overwelmed by it all. Simon and Sophie were there from bluQube along with Alex Thompson!
The bubbles were finished very quickly by us all and Josh then handed over the beer and we all continued the celebrations on the dock!
Mum and Dad then dragged us off at 04Hoo local time for a bite to eat that Mum had specially cooked for us! It was delicious and so special to be all together again!!
In the last few days we have been doing a bit of sight seeing and getting some rest so sorry for the delay in the update….