Red Passion completes her first slalom course

First gate on starboard

First gate on starboard

And now the port gate!

And now the port gate!

And a little bit of mountain climbing

And a little bit of mountain climbing

Thanks to the blogs of Pau Amma and Freya of Wight we had been warned about the numerous pot buoys along the Portuguese ‘silver coast’ but the slalom course we had to run was quite a challenge and required sharp beady eyes.   Humphrey and Red Passion came through with shining colours.  A minor hiccough though when we had to douse Red Passion, we caught the snuffer downhaul in the shrouds which required Claire to go up the mast to free it off!  Quite an excitement off the coast of Portugal in the North Atlantic swell but a great sense of achievement to know we can do it.

About Claire

Started sailing a bit late in life, started blogging even later!

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