She floats …

Getting the boat off and onto the trailer was pretty straight forward. A blustery day with plenty of gusts (20 kts+) from every direction made this first outing an ‘interesting’ event. With a full main she was a handful. A couple of times she got the better of us, and we rounded up. With minimal ballast (60 kg) the boat is still safe – this is reassuring. We will have another go in more favourable conditions (and more ballast) … maybe tomorrow.

Most importantly, the rigging stayed in one piece, and the bilges stayed dry. I am sure I will enjoy this …