Monthly Archives: May 2014

RACE IS OVER !!!

Last night, after the sunset, we decided to retire from the race Long Beach – Around Catalina – Dana Point.

Wind completely dropped to 2 knots. With 65 miles to go, that was making a short week end at home. At Noon on Sunday, even the fastest long racing boat hadn’t crossed the finish line.

But we were happy as we tested all the systems and our ”live aboard”. We need to improve some little items that will make our life easier (in the galley when we are cooking).

All works well on board and we validated the important point we had on the check list.

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New spinnakers on board

Last Friday, on our way to the start in Long Beach, we tested our new spinnakers from our partner BENETEAU AMERICA.

We have one symmetrical S2 for downwind from 10 to 16 knots wind (the yellow one). And the pink one is an asymmetrical spinnaker A4 for wind above 18 knots.

Each Spinnaker has a nickname… The White ALS A2 is the ”Captain”, The Pink is already called ”BENE” and we are still searching for the yellow one. Any suggestion ?

 

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