Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The snuffer technical team at work
Martin and Alastair rolled up their sleeves today to tackle a tear in the spinnaker snuffer without which unleashing the Beast would have been impossible. Thereafter it took them a mere hour to prepare the spinnaker for launching but it went up like a dream and with only a bit of encouragement untwisted itself. We had a glorious three quarters of an hour sailing under the kite before the wind died and we had to resort once again to the iron topsail. The photo shows the snufferettes at work.