Join our mailing list

Help me choose!

Skills and drills in Galicia

Posted in : Bluejay

BlueJay’s new crew were up before the sun this morning, who lazily stayed abed until after the safety briefings and only peeping over the horizon once the deck prep were completed.

Boat ready and the mercury rising to give way to a pleasant temperature, we set out into the bay to familiarise ourselves with the Clipper 60’s arrangement of Yankee, Staysail and Running Backstays.

A lovely breeze came up in the afternoon and we pirouetted in the long Atlantic swell reaching a thrilling speed of 11 knots despite popping a cheeky reef in the main.

One ‘Person’ overboard practice drill later and a well oiled team was developing ready for our day sail tomorrow and the ocean passage later in the week.

An excellent day had by all!