Just joined and looking forward to exchange ideas and tips for cruising.
I just wrote a long story but decided to keep it brief and just saying that I am able do do impossible things.
I had a bad paragliding accident
in NZ and according to doctors I was to never able to walk again?
I have cycled across New Zealand
pedaling with my feet but it took me 8 months what an epic journey.
A year ago I bought my first ever sailing boat
. 9 metre sailing catamaran
which was cheap
but needed some TLC.
Plenty of adventures with various crews and had couple of professional chefs onboard on two trips on Whitsundays.
After that I sailed single
handed 500 nautical miles as I could not find crew due to Covid.
Now New sails
after a misadventure with a bad crew member
. He was underestimating my abilities and over estimating the boat
performance. On the hindsight my old sails
were pretty bad and tacking upwind was pretty impossible.
due to contaminated fuel
. Then we lost
the sails in storm and got rescued by Coast Guard.
paid for new sails and now my catamaran
goes much steeper angle into upwind. Also faster in light winds.
So a steep learning
curve and lots of challenges. But I have Sisu, a special Finnish quality of determination, perseverance and stubbornness to do whatever is required to achieve a positive outcome in adverse conditions!