Who came up with the name Wendy for our windseeker? Everytime the name is mentioned, I can’t help but draw a conscious association to the Wendy(s) in my circle.
So anyway, the wind decided to go on a break which led to the issue where our Yankee was too heavy to draw any power from periodic breezes. A flat boat, nice hot sun, sounds like a great time to relax! BUT (big BUT) Instead of sitting back and getting a tan in the sun (we are still racing by the way). “Upper Management” (for the purpose of my blog I will abbreviate it to “UM”) made the call to unravel and hoist the windseeker “Wendy” before dropping the Yankee. More work for us.
Dealing with Wendy is physically kind; it is a really light sail (easy to lift), has a good area and can only be used at 8knots of wind or less. In really light wind conditions, it is better to have Wendy filled to create wind “lift” than a Yankee sail making luffing noises, which is really annoying after a while.
Onto other deck matters!
If you observe the trend in previous posts, you can tell that we can never just sit around and enjoy the moment; following the wake of the wind dying down, UM decided we should clean the boat. Floorboards up, scrubbed, and no miracle that Gaurav and I were below deck again. And yes, I’m counting.
BUT! Thanks to the clean-up, I found the head torch I lost on Day 3!! Now I will be less reluctant to check the sail trims in the dark. I really couldn’t do much with a small red torch the past week. (or so I liked to tell myself).
Till the next day, KC out
cleaning way too many bilges