Here are a few shots of action this year
|Nationals at Brightlingsea|
|Planing on the Trent at NSC|
|NSC open meeting in very light conditions|
|Leading the first race NCS open meeting|
The major event of 2015 was nothing to do with sailing
Introducing Helen, my lovely wife.
|We got married!|
And we did some sailing together on the river Fal
And then right at the end of the year I bought this
Another Albacore: Firebird 6844. A Woof Mk2 hull in good condition but with a desperate need to be re-painted and re-varnished. And a number of other repairs and replacements needed too.
Since January, I have stripped the hull of fittings, varnish, and paint, effected repairs, sealed the wood with Eposeal, repainted the hull, purchased a new cover and ordered a new mast. In the coming weeks, I hope to varnish the cockpit and decks and refit her for racing hopefully in time for the Inland nationals at Carsington.
Here are some pics of the work:
|Look no varnish! It took ages to do this.|
|stripped of fittings|
|Eposeal on the cockpit and decks complete|
|Devoid of paint|
|Eposeal of the hull complete|