Thursday, 24 April 2014

July & August 2013 - Restoration continues and we take some time out to enjoy friends, family and summer!

Rebuilt bowsprit installed:

Brightwork on the bowsprit completed:

 Cockpit cushions by Paul & Paula Inc  fit perfectly

 Atlantic Tower Custom Built Arch with davits installed. Paul's measurements were perfect!

Hannah inspects the new Garhauer traveller. I think she approves!

New Garhauer boomvang installed:

A welcome visit from our very good friends Rob and Ann. A few tears shed when we said good bye as they headed back to Bermuda. We are looking forward to seeing them again soon!

The girls are take a bit of a rest

Paul relaxing - yep that's relaxing for him, nice catch!

We had a great time with our daughter Jessica, Jess's boyfriend Ben and Gramma Mary. Looking forward to Jess sailing RKalliste!

Our First Sail on RKalliste

August 31st 2013 - There was absolutely no wind the day we threw off the dock lines for the 1st time. As we headed out we notice a whole lot of activity on the dock. We rounded the corner and saw a gathering of Erieau Sailing Club members with cameras ready to record the much anticipated event (yes we are finally away from the dock so you can stop teasing). We even got a few salutes as we floated by. Thanks guys, you made that very special.

What we thought was going to be a motor cruise turned out to be a lovely sail. Within minutes of passing the lighthouse the wind picked up and we hoisted the main and furled out the gib. To our delight RKalliste sails like a dream! Thanks to Dave and Heather for capturing this one:

Captain Paul happy at the helm

Co-captain Paula - yep I did get a tern at the helm!

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