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> At round about 0315 UTC you could hear on VHF channel 72: Race committee, race committee for Varuna. Short time no answer and then: Varuna, this is race commitee.... Varuna is approaching the finish line, we expect to cross the line in round about half an hour.... thank you Varuna, we are looking forward seeing you at the light house.........race commitee, race commitee this is Shakti, we are approaching the line just behind Varuna... Varuna this is race commitee....Varuna is listening....your finish time is 0358 04 UTC....
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> We had a busy night and a match race for the last 60 miles to the finish. The boys on SHAkTI did a nice job finishing just a few minutes behind us, winning on corrected time. Congratulations guys, we hope to see you in Hamble for a few beers.
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> The atmosphere on board is relaxed. You can feel the relief. The last days have been hard. With a sudden all the pressure is gone, music on the outside speaker, a can of Heineken and a nice chat with all the boys at the back of the boat. The bow pointing towards the rising sun....one of these moments in ocean racing and a moment you can only eperienc with a team. The boys on VARUNA are a team and friends.
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> We are on the way to Plymouth to catch a cap and drive to Southampton. Most of us will leave the UK tomorrow. There are roumors that we will have soe drinks tonight.
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