Friday, August 24, 2007

Explorer Series - Round Isle of Man Race!

Peter Oakley (and his wife Penny) travelled over from the UK and was the only entrant to the Race this year, due to adverse sea conditions and wind putting all other 'would be' competitors off.

Peter was racing the 14 hours, 7 minutes time put in by Freya Hoffmeister at last years Adventure Week. Peel was looking very fine as usual. Photo's are courtesy of Penny Oakley, who was land support for her husband Peter on his trip. Both attended the Festival Weekend prior to Peter setting off.

Base Camp was at Ballabrooie camping field.

A very organised set-up, it was a pleasure to see all safety measures had been taken and thought through. Look closely to find Peter rounding Maughold Head!

Peter finished his trip at Ramsey. A steady F5 head Wind up the entire East Coast reduced the enjoyment and made a winning time very difficult. Peter and Penny than headed to the Point of Ayre where they joined a fair few people watching a Basking Shark in the waters near the shore.

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