Sunday, 10 July 2011

10th July 2011

Today we had a bit of a lie-in, we went back up on deck for breakfast in the sunshine.  After clearing away we had a go at some 'Man over Board' drills before sailing for ten minutes and having to put the engine on as we passed a HSS sea cat mid channel

Our afternoon was spent motorsailing across the Firth of Clyde towards the Mull of Kintyre.  The wind had died completely as we made this passage leaving us to motor around the Mull of Kintyre.  The sails came out again soon after as a fair breeze pushed us along towards our evening destination of Gigha.  However, as we entered the channel to take us to our destination disaster struck as the hook that holds the mainsail tack in place sheared leaving us without an operational mainsail.

We did manage to anchor safely and drank a mug of hot chocolate before heading to our bunks.

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