Naturally it was an absolutely flat calm day when we took the CY out for her first sail. We put up the mainsail, but accepted reality by puttering around using the Torqeedo 1003 Electric motor.
She moves easily through the water.
Even without any wind, the sail from Nathaniel Wilson, Sailmaker, sets nicely. It’s not often that it is so calm you get an almost perfect reflection!
A few days later we tried again, but once more there was zero wind.
Finally, on Christmas Eve we found a few puffs and were able to enjoy a brief evening sail.
We’ve delivered the boat to the happy owner, and now we start on our next boat – another Caledonia, this time with a balanced lug yawl rig. Stay tuned.