Who is day-sailing?

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  • 14 Oct 2021 06:57
    Reply # 11466512 on 11456058
    Justyn wrote:

    We finally made it out again on Maya!


    Thanks for your write up and photos. Always interesting to see a view from the other side of the world. Great to get out sailing!!
  • 13 Oct 2021 19:54
    Reply # 11456058 on 10787933

    We finally made it out again on Maya!

    A day sail from Fezzano in the bay of La Spezia, Italy where we are based, through the Portovenere gap, round Palmeria Island and back to moor up. We are still very much learning how to handle her and what she does best (or not) but now we have all the battens replaced and secured the fore can at least go all the way up!

    Only about 12.6 NM in total, but 6 hours in that very Mediterranean way... we left with 20+ kts of wind on the nose out through the break water, so motored out and then into the gap, raised the sails as we came through  the gap at Portovenere the wind dropped to about 10-12kts... but we sailed her on a beam reach out far enough out to tack and come back on a close reach between the 2 islands... all the time the wind dropping off more and more, of course just as we got turned to the downwind run home... the wind died off to about 4 kts! We did manage to get her goosewinged for a bit and floated along at about 2-2.5kts all the way home!

    We did drop the main after about an hour of downwind and found she seems to prefer just the foresail up in a light wind, she lost no speed and was certainly less to worry about with only the fore up!

    We haven't spotted another JR boat out anywhere near us, but it is quite amusing how many boats (sailing and motor) detour to pass by closer to our "odd shaped sails" and photograph her... we just haven't managed to take any from off the boat yet! 

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  • 10 Oct 2021 10:44
    Reply # 11259706 on 11229854
    Anonymous wrote:

    An album from outing no. 15 in Ingeborg, this summer

    Time is flying. It is now almost a month since my last trip in Ingeborg. 

    Cheers,
    Arne

    Thank you so much Arne for doing this write up of your outing on the lovely lady Ingeborg.
    Here time is crawling like a snail :-( as delays beyond my control and more restoration and modification work than I originally hoped being needed on Jasmine's second hand mast delay the completion of her metamorphosis.
    Your article helps so much to keep this African focused on the goal.
    Perhaps sooner rather than later, as our summer begins here, I too will have some stories and pictures to share.
  • 10 Oct 2021 02:33
    Reply # 11248217 on 11229854
    Arne wrote:

    An album from outing no. 15 in Ingeborg, this summer

    Time is flying. It is now almost a month since my last trip in Ingeborg. Since it is unlikely there will be any more this year, and since we took a number of photos from that last outing, I have edited a photo album from it, and put it in a PDF file.
    Hope some of you will like some of it.

    Cheers,
    Arne

    A very enjoyable photo essay, thank you for putting the time into sharing this with us. Ingeborg looks quite beautiful in the photos with the sail setting very well, a great advertisement for the junk rig. As your northern sailing season ends we are slowly moving towards summer here 'down under' on the opposite side of the world so hopefully a lot of good sailing days to come. We are back into lockdown in the northern part of New Zealand with the Delta variant of Covid spreading. We have not been allowed to go boating the last 2 months but boating is now allowed as I expect the government realised they had to allow some freedoms. Hopefully Covid will not impact too greatly on our coming summer. 
  • 10 Oct 2021 00:46
    Reply # 11245692 on 10787933

    That's a beautiful little piece Arne. What lovely scenery you have in your country, and how splendid Ingeborg looks with her lofty sail. I hope you get one more fine day before the season ends!


    (By the way - in the previous post, Befur looks good too. Is Windermere in "Swallows and Amzons" country, Malcolm? I aways wished I could travel to the UK and see some of these places, but I suppose I never will now).

    Thanks to both of you for the images.

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  • 09 Oct 2021 13:47
    Reply # 11229854 on 10787933
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An album from outing no. 15 in Ingeborg, this summer

    Time is flying. It is now almost a month since my last trip in Ingeborg. Since it is unlikely there will be any more this year, and since we took a number of photos from that last outing, I have edited a photo album from it, and put it in a PDF file.
    Hope some of you will like some of it.

    Cheers,
    Arne

  • 14 Aug 2021 11:29
    Reply # 10930920 on 10787933

    Befur spends her days day-sailing on Windermere, and we are (slowly) getting the hang of handling her. We have discovered that motor-sailing is the way to go, as just idling the steam plant means that her 20-inch prop provides a lot less drag, and also helps dramatically in stopping us getting stuck-in-irons all the time when trying to tack.

    Last week we attended the UK Steam Boat Associations 50th Anniversary do ("A Steamet"??) and one morning we really got our skates on, achieving 6.5knots (over the ground) in an apparent 35mph breeze, with just three panels - very exciting, but happy to have 4 on board!

    You can see that Arne's sail making instructions, and David Tyler's rigging adjustments, have resulted in a sail that sets very well, and makes us happy!

      (you can see that Louise's skills with sewing machine, now extend to bunting, as well as sail making and upholstery!) 

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  • 10 Aug 2021 09:04
    Reply # 10921885 on 10920579
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hans-Erik wrote:

    Paul and Arne it would appear your stories are not unwelcome in the Cruisers Forum.



    You may be right , Hans-Erik, but I like to put it here in the General Forum as it is public.

    Arne

  • 10 Aug 2021 01:43
    Reply # 10921257 on 10787933

    I had a nice day sail yesterday. The wind was right for going straight out away from the shore. It must have been a good day for sailing. There were other sailboats out with me!

    I went out a little more than 5 miles with the full sail up. About half way through it was clear that a boat with a cat rig was gaining on me quickly. I thought it was a Freedom 25, but then when it went flying past me I saw a '30' on the sail that made me think it was a 30 foot boat. I hope it was a 30 footer. I feel better about a boat with a lot more waterline passing me.

    Later all the other boats turned to head back in or continued on a slightly different tack. Eventually it was just me and my boat balanced to sail herself. Escape and Solitude.

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  • 09 Aug 2021 20:08
    Reply # 10920579 on 10787933

    Paul and Arne it would appear your stories are not unwelcome in the Cruisers Forum.

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