I took half a day off work and de-stressed. Just up the harbour and back, mainly to check I could do everything on my own.
Everything worked fine and I had a couple of hours sailing while the tide was high. The only downside is the UV strip on the jib is loose, so I need to drop the jib and learn how to use a sewing machine!
Here my first solo sailing selfie:
|Note the dinghy towed behind just in case...|
I doubt the harbour will be so quiet over the weekend.
|Hardly a soul in sight.|
I just need to do some fettling on the sails and get the tiller pilot installed to make things safer and easier.
Oh, and I need to dig my life jacket out of the wardrobe and actually wear it when on the boat.