Slower than last year. I had a lad over to crew who decided he wanted to swim the first 2.5k to the boat and then climb on. There was such a swell he got lost and I was twenty minutes at the first buoy waiting til the boat found him. Was beginning to worry he'd drowned. You couldn't see a thing because of the swell. I left nothing out there that's for sure. Strong current getting in. I was rarely as glad to finish anything. The two lads over with me finished first and third. I'm back at Dublin airport now. Have a wedding in manc at twelve. London tomorrow. Fml.