You know you are in the right room and good company (well at least for sailors!), when 30-40 people are jammed-pack in a basement for a lecture on storm survival and everyone is looking forward to the topic!
One of the veterans around here, in conjunction with the fleet put up a presentation about what he has learnt in the 40.000 miles and three trips around the Pacific. Those were his words :”Yes! you will rarely get into bad weather but when it happens you better be ready for it..”.
A lively delivery from Ian’s collection of opinion, what he learnt as a result of mistakes and observation. The main advice was being prepared with the right tools, learn to use them, train the crew, re-train the crew and: ” Stop Assess Plan” once you need to use it. He then described the different devices out there and made some great recommendations. If anybody is interested, we have a full document we can forward on request.
And now, Yes…. I know you are just reading this post to find out what’s really going on for us? Well, the surveyor is booked, for Monday in water/sea trial and Tuesday haul out. The boat has arrived in Mazatlan this mid-day after a smooth trip from Puerto Vallarta. For the rest everything is coming into shape and we will be ready to live very very early Sunday morning for us.