Something very odd happened on Monday. I was chatting on the phone to my sister and she said - unprompted in any way - "Isn't it great about that sailor, you know, what's her name? In that race?
"Sam Davies?" says I (ok, there was some prompting).
"Yes - she's amazing!" says said sister.
My sister doesn't visit sailing web sites and doesn't read sailing magazines - indeed she doesn't actually sail.
But Sam is getting noticed and that can only be a good thing. See this article in The Guardian (which my sister does read) and this on the Yachting World site.
Some good quotes - such as "while they like sailing boats, she loves being at sea" from her boyfriend (sorry chaps).
Of course its a shame about Safran sneaking though along the Brazilian coast, but even so Sam is having a great race.
Though mustn't start counting chickens as its still a long way to home.
Update Saturday: and there's more! Sam Davies PR must be working overdrive. This from The Independent under the title "Bloggin' all over the world", though I'd have replaced the word "over" with "around".