On the boat, under sail and I will always have a grin on my
Julian in full foul gear following the usual Irish Sea sail –
about ten minutes later the sun was in its full glory taking us all from wet
and cold to sunburnt in minutes.
Check out Yacht Tia-Rossi which is Julian’s fantastic Oceanis, really
looking forward to Tia-Rossi and ConoSur side by side under sail
Tristan and Harris were also part of the team and took their
turns overnight doing their watch’s too. We had one or two things to resolve
overnight which was good experience for us all.
First thing we had to sort was about 01:45 just as Julian
and Harris were going to turn in for a while so we decided to reef the genoa
which promptly jammed. You are not at your sharpest at this time however we figured
out quite quickly it was actually the spinnaker up haul sheet that was being blown into the sail which
caused the genoa to jam.
Although we had moved the storm jib line back it became
loose and we had a bit of fun retrieving this and making it secure.
In our eagerness to get underway we had forgotten to put the
jack-stays on, something I will never forget again!
Lessons well learnt