Dieppe Dash 2012

  We had a full ship with the 4 of us joined by Simon and Clare. Clare nobley took the top bunk. Although as it turned out, in a very rolly Dieppe on our second night, that was the best place to be! We were somewhere between being a bit late to very late to get started as we had to firstly wait for enough depth of water to move plus we had some broken battens in the main to replace. In Force 2/3 we mainly drifted East and eventually had to motor for three hours before a north westerly

Birthday Sleepover

Sophie wanted a sailing sleepover for her 14th birthday in May. As Aditi was still on the hard (in fact still on the sale stand) we decided to wait until she was in the water. Our first opportunity was 24th June and so we all piled into the car, including Pepe, and headed for Brighton for a sensational sunny sailing weekend. We arrived with a Force 7 and rain….the rain kindly stopped but it was still too windy and by 8pm on Saturday we had fog and the fig horn was sounding. This continued until lunchtime Sunday when suddenly the

First Sail!

Aditi went into the water on the 1st June and was towed to a berth in Lymington. Our first sail was on Friday 3rd June – here is Paul’s take on our first adventure! The first few hours under new management are always going to be a bit hair raising! The plan was wait till full tide at Lymington, back out in the nice sunshine and drift to Alum Bay to anchor for the night and play with stuff that needs sea water to work. Then head East next day….and of course first thing is it’s blowing F5 directly abeam

Antifouling

A beautiful weekend in April afforded us the time to antifoul Aditi. Having already antifouled our 38′  boat, Jemma, a couple of weeks previously we were quite organised but weren’t prepared for the sheer scale of the job!! 57′ in length and just over 9′ draft created some challenges on how to tackle the job. I think I look fetching in my white astronaut suit!

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