August 10, 2012.
Bream Bay, NZ
At last. Our new (repaired) mainsail arrived, along with the sunshine, which has been largely absent lately. We headed out into Bream Bay, and set sail for the first time since we’ve owned the boat. Woo hoo!
And don’t those sails look sexy???
(Click on the images to expand to a slide show).
The main and jib are carbon membrane, while the gennaker (the big headsail, a cross between a genoa and a spinnaker, aka a screecher) is made of Spectra, which is lighter and more suitable for a light-wind sail. The black edge is a sacrificial canvas strip to protect the sails from UV when they’re furled on the roller furling head stay and halyard.
So exciting to finally get out on the water!
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