Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

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Holiday preparations are still happening, we have 1 week to go till we leave. Tommorrow we are going to stock up the boat with stores. The provisions list is quite extensive, and this four weeks away will be a good test of our provisions choices. Being gluten free has not made the choices easier, but then again, it does cut down on the endless choice that we would otherwise have trouble choosing from (if that makes sense).
This trip away will be a real learning curve for both of us. I have never sailed continuously before, out of sight of land. It will be good to see how I cope with it, and the seasickness. I keep on saying to myself that I will not get seasick (positive re-inforcement), I will not get seasick, I will not get seasick................
We also have to work out what watches are suitable for us, do we do 3 , 4 , or 6 hour watches. Where are we going to store the large amount of provisions we are purchasing. What do we really need to take with us in regards to spares, ropes, tools, accessories etc.
Sometimes it all seems a bit daunting, but we are determined to do this.

I can't wait.....
Vessel Name: Kabuki
Vessel Make/Model: Westsail 32 #425
Hailing Port: Whangarei, New Zealand
Crew: Paul Bowling and Wendy Smith
Paul and I have been sailing around Whangarei and the Bay of Islands for the last 14 years. We have owned a few boats in that time, ranging from a 20ft Trailer Sailer to a 36ft New Zealand built Eric Cox design yacht. [...]
Extra: Thought this would be a good way of keeping family and friends up to speed with our progress on getting Kabuki and ourselves ready for the big adventure.
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Who: Paul Bowling and Wendy Smith
Port: Whangarei, New Zealand