Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11, 2010 In which a halyard block blows apart

"Having taken it down yesterday evening, we set the kite again toward the end of the morning. Shortly afterward, the external halyard block we'd fitted for the race blew apart (dropping the kite). The recovery was swift and we were proceeding under spinnaker with one of the stock halyards by lunchtime. I think it took us less time to recover the kite, repack, rerun the lines, and reset it then our first set took.

Speaking of lunch, we found a variety of uses for the avocados we brought, including plain with lime juice and in sandwiches.

Boatspeed is good and we're able to hold course pretty well straight towards Hawaii."


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