Yacht Aditi

Preparations for the circumnavigation

Both Aditi and we are at the half-way mark. We all feel that we are progressing well against our original 2 year timetable ahead of departure. Our preparatory work is covered under the ARC 2013 page of this site. As we are now at the mid-point in our 24 month run up to the big cast-off we can definitely confirm that it takes two years hard slog alongside a job to get a boat ready. It’s about what we expected. We turned away from some serious projects because, although a great challenge, we could see a 5 year commitment would

Naming Ceremony and Party!

We decided to hold a party to mark exactly one year in the water, celebrate the first year of preparation and to officially toast the new name now that it was safely stuck on the boom! We had a wonderful evening with fun, friends and frolics! The highlights of the evening were: Greetings to Reggae music and sweet sunshine Fran hosting and looking after the food (thank you!) Everyone having their photo taken in the ‘Captain’s hat’ A loud compact ‘city’ Club with 17 in the saloon Flashing of various tattoos and however concealed! (how I missed this I don’t know!) A rather tipsy guest going missing