My acrylic painting on canvas textured paper – * ‘Racing the Storm’ *
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In the year 2000, I was crossing the Bay of Biscay alone, when I was hit by a violent storm. Over a period of 21 hours I averaged a speed of 6.5kts, when the maximum speed for the boat is less than 6kts. Needless to say I had an exhausting struggle, especially when my main halyard became jammed and I was unable to lower my main sail. After I ended my cruise from the UK, in Gibraltar, I painted my feelings whilst caught in the storm. I have exchanged my 8m (SCOD) yacht for one of the old clipper ships to give my thoughts that extra scale.