Getting to the start line

A man in a grey lifejacket, blue jacket and purple hat is sitting on the deck of a boat which is sailing to windward

Trilleen is finally positioned on the North Irish coast, ready to cross her track from 2022 and begin the next leg of her Round Britain and Ireland sail. Up to this point this season has been all about getting to the start line. This is the point at which it all starts to get very real and I face some long testing passages ahead