Posted by: yachtcrewsing | December 8, 2011

Sea Trial

At 9:30 this morning we were all in our foul weather gear with rain beating at our faces and seeping into the teak of the deck. Out at sea the sails were all set and we were flying at 14 knots. This was our final sea trial in preparation for heading down to the Caribbean on Saturday.

For those not well versed in boating vocabulary, a sea trial is when the yacht is taken out on the water and run through all of its functions after having been re-fitted during a yard period. Since the boat has been worked on extensively over the past few months with the dagger board being replaced, the mast and boom redone and the sails re-affixed, this test was highly necessary. Despite the persistently foul weather, the yacht was put through her paces and all proved to be safe and sound and ready to be Antigua-bound.

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