Author: Vaeredil

  • Delivering “42”: Sardinia to Palma, Mallorca

    Delivering “42”: Sardinia to Palma, Mallorca

    Leaving from Cagliari, Sardinia, our planned destination was not originally Palma, Mallorca, but Valencia Spain. Another passage filled with the lumpy upwind sailing typical of the Med in Winter and a late night jib sheet breaking left us with no Jib about halfway, and so we decided to take a hard right and make an…

  • Delivering “42”: Palermo, Sicily to Sardinia

    Delivering “42”: Palermo, Sicily to Sardinia

    After about a week of boat work, made more challenging and fun by the fact that nobody aboard “42” spoke fluent Italian and so part trips were a muddle of google translate and miming (Just try to mime “Black water pump” or “3/8 line clutch”. It’s not easy!), we headed out of the harbour and…

  • Delivering “42”: International!

    Delivering “42”: International!

    Meeting up with a sailboat in the middle of a delivery is a tricky bit of timing to get right. The owners of “42”, John and Becca, had started out from Cyprus in mid November and were hoping for a fast passage to the other end of the Mediterranean. But as everyone knows, new-to-you boats…

  • Delivering “42” : The Backstory

    Delivering “42” : The Backstory

    I’ve always wanted to cross an ocean, but the preparations of Finch have taken longer than I imagined! So when a friend from R2AK purchased a lightweight, all carbon catamaran and needed help crossing the Atlantic, I was more than eager to drop everything (again) and hop on board! Sailing Vessel “42” (named after the…