Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Proper sea trials

We took Teal out today for her first proper test at sea. We sailed out about 6 miles South of Glandore and back into Castletownshend for lunch, then back down through the sound following some Minke whales and back into Union Hall. The wind was top of a force 4 WSW so we had a great shake down, She sailed at a very consistent 5.5 to 6 knots and is very confidence inspiring, She carries way very well and sits firmly with her rail 6 inches out of the water. Compared to Ken's old boat she's another world. 
We're all thoroughly impressed by her.
We need to sort out our headsail sheets because they are too short and a constant source of aggravation and we could badly do with the lockers finishing off so we can securely stow stuff away. Other than that all is well. 
I uploaded some videos on to youtube because the blogger video thing is rubbish.  

http://youtu.be/RtzRkIkh4BU   This one was on our way from Baltimore last week, Very calm

           http://youtu.be/tgJ5Q7MJ-Sk   These 2 are from today.


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