in La Rochelle of our new Mahe "Miss Poes" we did the first day of sailing today. We left La Rochelle 7:20 AM and at 8:15 had the Spifurl up, which was not tested during our test sail the day before because of too much wind
. Later we did some motoring due to no wind
; after the wind turned and same back we had to tack all the way to Sables d'Oleron, where we arrived today 19:50 PM. A long first day.
The day included a swim (I thought there was a line in the left prop), a visit by 5 customs
officers, and a hot meal prepared during sailing. This last thing is tricky and can be dangerous since there is no pan holder supplied. (you can order this from Eno, I've got the part number if anybody is interested. We will order it surely)
We were really impressed with the boat, and are very happy with it. There were quite a lot of little things not OK on our boat, but Fountaine Pajot
(Romain) did his best to solve everything. Only remaining thing is that strangely, the sea was at a constant 6.5 meters. We hope that tomorrow morning the Furuno
people will solve this in some way.
Jef and Marin, now in France