After a morning of safety drills and dry-runs of spinnaker pole handling in the marina we went out for a test sail yesterday afternoon. The MD and the sales manager (the irrepressible Tomas Wibbernitz) from Istec, who made our brilliant Parasailor spinnaker, came out with us to share some tips and tricks on how to manage it safely. It was a really useful session so has boosted our confidence.
There are some photos of us on the ARC website here
Whilst on the subject of the ARC website www.worldcruising.com/arc you will be able to follow our progress on a 'Fleet Tracker' page - every boat has a Yellowbrick automatic satellite transponder so you will see a position, with boat speed and course, for every yacht.
More news and photos to follow but, in the meantime, still lots of jobs to do!