A Cross Ocean Experience

Seven thousand miles of outstanding cruising since November 2008 means it's time to do a little renovation and more planning for the future. Find out what ...

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Trying on Big Panties

24 October 2008 | Mission Bay, San Diego
Virginia Cross
Richard spent all morning going up and down the mast replacing the main halyard and attaching flag halyards. At midday we took off with Daisy and Rupert, two of our children and Daisy's fiance Keith (who are all visiting from Seattle) to try out our new drifter and the newly serviced, much fretted over wind vane.
We had mild Santa Anna wind conditions, perfect for our tests.
Daisy and Keith 'barked' at the sea lions lazing on Mission Bay entrance buoy as we passed them and Rupert took the helm when he wasn't helping with sail deployment. All helping me with time on the camera.
The drifter is just what we needed for light wind conditions and came back newly christened "Big Panties" to much hilarity.
The vane seems finally to be working as it should although it still needs some adjustment where the tiller is attached.
All in all it was a successful afternoon's sail and we are a few steps closer to ready.
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Vessel Name: Mandy
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol Channel Cutter 28 - http://www.capegeorgecutters.com/BCC28/index.html
Hailing Port: San Diego, CA USA
Crew: Richard & Virginia Cross
Having spent 30 years in the racehorse business we felt it was time for a different kind of adventure. Both originally from England we have sailed for fun for over 30 years. We have owned MANDY for five of those and are planning to head south for Mexico etc. in November 2008 - ready or not. [...]
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There Goes Mandy!

Who: Richard & Virginia Cross
Port: San Diego, CA USA