P2 Crew Log

July 26, 2008

One Big Sail

A clean hoist, a nice jibe, and one very big sail…

“Diu vivas, durus nauta…”

July 18, 2008

First Sailing Sea Trial

P2 nails the first sailing sea trial in the Gulf of La Spezia.

A splendid afternoon.

Many thanks to Dario Greco for his excellent photographs of both the engine and sailing trials – grazie, Dario per la tua passione!!!

“Live long, sail hard…”

July 12, 2008

Slippery & Stiff

We slipped our lines for the first time today and spent 6 hrs doing engine and generator trials in the Gulf of La Spezia.  P2 felt great on the water.  “Slippery” and “stiff” are the words that come to mind.

Have a superb weekend

“Diu vivas, durus nauta”

July 6, 2008

P2 Relaunched

I hope you all had a superb Fourth.  Here in Lerici where I am living it was the festival for their patron saint, Saint Teresmo, and so to my very pleasant surprise we were treated to an awesome fireworks display above the 14th century Castello di Lerici on the evening of July 5. At sunset, a thousand floating candles were set alight on the sea, and then the church bells rang, and then pyro-technics began.

On July 6, we re-launched….

P2 hits the water for a second time, this time, for keeps!