After 10 months of waiting (I bought this boat last October), she's finally gone into the water
yesterday, and we should be sailing tomorrow once the freshly painted mast
Exciting times - I have never sailed this boat and my experience is limited to a week's Day Skipper
course.... at least on yachts, lots of experience on dinghies. Bit nervous but we should be fine.
I must say my own design is creating quite a stir in the marina and it is the first boat in the Netherlands
to be done completely in DuPont Marine
paints. They look spectacular, it has to be said.
We'll be doing lots of sailing the next coming weeks in Holland
but it is a great shame that most of the season is gone now, especially since I'm enjoying a sabbatical at the moment. At least the weather
is pretty good for the next week.
I do hope to sail her over to Jersey, where I live since 18 months, before the end of the season. It is a spectacular sailing area off the coast of Normandy and Brittany, and I am very much looking forward to exploring that area by boat.
Some before and after pics.
For those who are wondering - the name is Latin and means "Salty" or "Witty".
It's going to be an interesting few weeks as my brother and I discover this boat - I have no idea where everything is!