Lockdown looming, time to get out.
Sharing experiences with Domini before lockdown finally hit. Will the hair nets catch on?
With Covid limiting our ability to sail beyond French Polynesia, we have been taking the opportunity to expand our experience and learn about sailing in other boats.
Today was our chance to sail a 47 foot Catana, Domini, with our friends, Julian and Lyn.
A Catana is unusual for a cruising catamaran in that it can sail into the wind and not just be blown downwind. The addition of daggerboards and the relatively low boom, allowing for a large main sail, make this possible,
The challenge we set ourselves was to sail around Tahaa as fast as we could, requiring us to sail all points of the wind.
With a borrowed dinghy (ours failed beyond repair so we were waiting for a new one to be delivered from the USA) we finally left the Carenage anchorage for a little birthday holiday for Clare at la Parogue on a Motu off Tahaa. We went for dinner but stayed for three days in their anchorage. We were looked after by the resort manager as if we were guests and enjoyed time chilling out,
We even found time to go snorkeling despite dealing with water leaks on Tintamarre and air leaks on the borrowed dinghy.