Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Rikki-tikki-tavi gets his wings!

He tried them out last Friday, all while dodging rain clouds on San Francisco’s South Bay. With Dave & Marcia as able crew, Clark & Nina were pleased to introduce RTT to his future life as a real sailboat! Winds were blowing 12 to 18 with a bit of lumpiness in the water. Rikki-tikki handled it with ease and flew along at about 8 knots max, even though we were holding in the reins. Not wanting to push anything, just getting to know the ropes, we tried each sail except the genoa, several combinations, both mainsail reef points, and played with the waves. Nina even took a QuickTime movie of Rikki’s wake, but we forgot to get a good shot of the mainsail! There will be another chance!


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