Forward Port Watch
38 Voyage crew joined Tenacious on Saturday in Antigua for a 10 day voyage around the Carribean.It was with trepidation that some of us made our first climb to the crows nest & even out onto the yards. Congratulations to Mike who ended up on the end of the yard for about a hour untangling the clew gasket on his very first climb aloft.
Leaving Falmouth Harbour proved a tricky manouver as we were moored alongside several millionaire yatchs & had to send a diver down to lift their anchors so we didn't take them all with us as we left the mooring!Could have been a expensive! Bit of a swell when we left the shelter of the harour & many of us rushed for the Stugeron.
Sailed off on a strong easterly breeze heading north west for the British Virgin Isles. Enjoyed a balmy night at sea averaging just over 4 knots.
Richard and Ronan saw their first green flash at sunset - a mysterious phenomenon known only to a few! Of course Barbara knew about it!! This morning most of us are feeling better, most of the sails are up & speed has increased to 6 knots in a 20 knot wind.The ship has quite a lean on so it is interesting for those of us with provisional wheelie licenses & their passengers ! Next on todays plan...... Man overboard drill!!