The adventures of Skipper Splodge and mack
Sat 28 Jun 2014 10:45
No its not Marks sextant navigation that has gone wrong, yesterday was a great success for Marks Astro.
We’ve had a bit of a bad night. With the sun setting we ran into a series of squalls, it was hard to hold a southerly course with any west in it, so had to end up going south with a lot of east in it. I was on the helm, but it looked like mark and John were in a washing machine down below on a fast spin. So much so it brought both of them back on deck.
We didn’t do very well, the lazy jacks failed, and with the 2nd reef in left a lot of sail flogging below the sail, and it looked like there was some damage to the main sail. Now i’m know for always climbing mast, but not last night.
With the sail flogging below the mast and no way of securing it its only going to get ripped, and needs sorting.
So it is North to Cork to affect repairs. Well sleep, drink Guinness, wash, fix boat, possible in that order.
Not sure what next but probably head back to Conwy.
All crew ok