Heads Together and Row: Flying the flag
10 January 2019
Day 30 at sea for Heads Together and Row, and following yesterday’s milestone achievement of reaching the halfway point of the race, the team have sent us a video showing how they marked the occasion.
As you can see in the photo on the right (courtesy of Mick Aylward), taken at the start of the race on 12 December, they have been flying the Spanish flag since leaving the Canary Islands.
To mark the fact they are now closer to Antigua, they have swapped over to fly the flag of the Caribbean country.
Toby said: “Courtesy flags are traditionally flown when sailing in that country’s waters. We decided to keep our Spanish flag up until the halfway point then change it for our Antiguan flag. La Gomera is a truly lovely island and we had a great experience there, but now it’s time to look ahead to our arrival in Antigua!”
Watch their video message below.
As of 1600 GMT on day 30, here’s how the team are getting on:
Position: 18 degrees 21.19 N, 040 degrees 34.48 W
Speed/Direction: 2.4 knots @ 254 degrees
Distance rowed: 1500 Nautical Miles (1726 Miles)
Distance to go: 1213 Nautical Miles (1395 Miles)
12th in Fours crews
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