Originally Posted by Eleebana
Your running Wing and Wing downwind while your awake. What about when you put your head
down for a kip? Do you stay wing and wing or do you go for a safer option of maybe a bit more headsail and put the main away? Do you set the auto pilot to wind
angle or to the preferred course?
I think its really important to keep the same rig at night or when off-watch etc. I am up every 20 to 30 mins anyway. But yes, making sure that the boat is not running by the lee when going below is important. Its easy to come up a few degrees to 160 deg apparent (or what feels safe).
For a couple often I have heard people say they reef at sunset, or when 'the wife' takes over.
1) Thats a friggin insult to a sailor to have a reef put in for alledged less competance. Everyone must be given the oportunity to run the boat to a good rate or it becomes boring! Try 30 nights running at half speed! (By the way, Nicolle often logged more miles in her watches that I did in mine. So don't underestimate females or newer sailors!)
2) Everything you can do in daylight you should be able to do at night. Without exception, and, without torches.
3) I find (and I'm interested to see if others agree) that the wind
seems to change half hour before and after sunrise and sunset often coming up 5 or 10 knots. Therefore people reefing/shaking a reef out in that hour may well be wrong as the wind goes back again.
Love peoples thoughts on that one.
Originally Posted by Jatkins
Incidently, where did you anchor
at Naples or Salerno?
Took at marina in Salerno for 60 Euros for the night, jumped a train to Pompii and Rome. They were the most expensive nights of the whole trip as we paid the 60 euros and hotel
accmodation. But WELL worth it!
is possabel (we didnt do it because or a weather
change) but its deep and you need a fair bit of chain.
There is a marina on the bay in front of Pompii and I would love to chuck the boat in there.
Sainta Marghareta near Portafino is free and easy great town and close to everything.