A 00:05 start gun on Saturday morning 18 January 2014 heralded the start for an enthusiatic and determined fleet racing around Bird Island on the Great Circle Race. By all accounts the sailing was excellent and tactical as John Tudehope reports: Swopping the St.Francis Race with the Great Circle Race turned out to be a great success. Eight boats were at the start line for the 00h05 start on Saturday off the Container Wharf and a moderate South West enabled the faster more competive boats to hoist spinnakers early. The wind dropped off considerably as the sun rose and the first of . . .