Finally “Beastie” got back on the water. After multiple days with too much wind and MBK forced to sail alone, at least “Beastie” got on the water today. The MBK didn’t, with sick kids the cause, but it was great to see the wooden wonder back at sea.
The skipper hadn’t been on the water since November, and that was the first day for a while too! With her 60kg weight she was a bit overpowered upwind, but downwind was fine and gybes were unexpectedly smooth and trouble free.
The race fleets sailed around in the background and several sailors were delighted to see “Beastie” back in the game.
We do need to sort out a smaller sail for Beastie so that the wind limit doesn’t have to be so low, but in any event the Beast is back