Last weekend was busy. Keelboat, mast, launch and first training session.
The keel was more complicated than expected, because the keel head was longer than we thought. It was a matter of inches. The crane could not go up enough and we had to change gantries. Many thanks to Charlie Capelle and the Technologie Marine team who allowed me to keel the boat.
Masting on Friday evening, this time without any problem.
Launching on Saturday morning. Launching the boat is perilous, we have not yet found the best way to attach the boat to do it quickly and safely to not damage the boat.
With Fabien, we then spent a whole day trying to find out which end was what and where on the boat. Those moments when your job list triples in size. We still managed to go out sailing at the end of the day to check as many things as possible. At this stage of discovery, every moment on the water is super effective for learning. There was 10 knots of wind and it was already great to be able to sail, to review the basic maneuvers and to get into the monohull atmosphere.
On Sunday, we were already more ready, but unfortunately no wind, only 3 knots. Enough time to review the maneuvers, check the gear, test the passages of the ends, check the electronics, the pilot etc…
Next week World Sailing Survival course.