Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

And we are off! No clue where we are headed as of yet...winds out of the east. Happy to be underway after an exciting Friday night of watching the VOR Auckland in-port race. Those guys are amazing!

And we have the luck of our Irish Captain with us--won $30 in the lotto!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Long overdue sail

It feels like its been forever (10 weeks!) since we were out on the water so today we got underway! First we tried out our new slip which is ridiculously tight and will essentially require us to remove all of our safety gear to make it work. Then we took to the bay for a Gilligan ("a 3 hour tour!") where I actually sailed with only a little intervention from the Captain for about half the trip. It was nice to shake the rust off and I'm more comfortable with our loosely planned spring break trip now. The only downside? Baby, it's cold!