Sunday, June 19, 2016

We are sailing! Today we shoved off for Alizée's first sail. Not much wind: 5-10 kts., more 5 than 10. Still, enough to fill the sails and move us along at a few knots. We commissioned the autopilot and then sailed upwind towards Watch Hill. The sails look sweet, though we have a kink or two to work out with the genoa furling system.

At the top of Fisher's Island Sound, we turned around and up with the kite. Top down furling is not quite as idiot proof as it appears. Definitely a learning curve to rolling the spinnaker up, but we're getting the hang of it. We need more wind to tune up the rig tension, so that will be another day. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting her out!

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  2. What an incredible amount of work that led to this moment! Well done my friend.

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