Two nights at sea and 250nm dodging shipping was a really good test for Pink Lady and myself. I'm very impressed with how easy she was to handle. Sitting in the cockpit, it felt like everything was right there at my finger tips and perfectly under my control. Everyone's saying it: The S&S 34 is certainly the right boat for the job! And what a great job all the team have done!
I was also pretty happy at the consistent speeds we were achieving. On the second night, with 30 knots of wind and a short swell, we did uncover a few small leaks in the deck. Leaks like this aren't really a safety issue. They just make life extremely unpleasant. It's so nice to know about these problems now while we have the chance to fix them!
So it's back to work at a million different things, and next time I’m off by myself!