Simon suggests setting up a Zoom call so we can do a “debrief” to discuss what we’ve learnt and what you might want to cover, details to follow.
This weeks u tube covers Gybeing , it’s quite long because it’s an important skill.
The technique varies from boat to boat. On Oppies it’s actually easier to gybe than tack.
On a 2000 the trick is not to move till the boom is far enough over.
Slush fund is from when cooks boiling up the meat would skim off the fat which they would sell to the crew to soften the ships biscuit.
Chock a Block
Big Boat Stuff
On Thursday we sailed East in nice weather, crossing the shipping lane was quite exiting , it’s like running across a two lane motorway.
You are supposed to cross at right angles and have no right of way.
If your engine blows up halfway over its a bit hairy but that’s a story for another day.
By night the wind had blown up and come from dead astern , we rigged a gibe preventer but had a rough night corkscrewing in a way which in dinghies we call the”Death Roll”.
But at last we made port in Den Helder.
See you next week