Archive | September, 2012
Claire fixing the crane strop to the mast!

And the mast came off …. eventually

Would you trust Claire to fix the strop correctly for the mast lift?    We might have managed to get everything undone and the mast off the boat but we’ll never get it all back together again!    Now the next stage of OR’s preparations get underway.  Hopefully back in the water in 6 weeks (ever optimistic!)

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Step 2

Preparations underway to crane out Ocean Rainbow

The electrics all labelled ready to unstep the mast.    A quick photo to remind us how to put the battens back in the mainsail!  The sails all bagged and ready to go to Crusader Sails for cleaning and repairs.  Crane out tomorrow!  Not looking forward to it.      

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Approaching Mermaid Quay

The start and finish of our late summer holiday!

Inclement weather and panic about the number of  jobs to do on Ocean Rainbow  has meant our late summer holiday has amounted to two days’ sailing.  Saturday in lovely sunshine and the return trip in the rain!   We stopped for an ice cream at Mermaid Quay and then went round to Cardiff Yacht Club for […]

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Vicky, Elliot, Jon and James

PWRCC Lunch on Ocean Rainbow

Forgot to take a photo once food was on the table but here’s one of James demonstrating our ”gym” routine on board!   Definitely needed after all our roast lamb!

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Claire working her passage

Holmes Race 2012

Great day, 70 boats left Portishead, 67 finished – definitely the best race in the Bristol Channel!   Not sure if it was the Skipper leaving early or a different crew to last year, but we didn’t quite make the same placing!!  Still we were half way up the rankings so a respectable position (34th!!!).

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Drip Drop launched

What a great purchase – practical and fun!  Doesn’t go in a straight line, but then neither does the dinghy if Claire is driving!

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