Updated: Jan 6
All Hands indeed as we push on with preparing Shadow Wind for the upcoming season. After several training days on the River Mersey we have our first sailing trip approaching at the end of March - a four day sail to North Wales and back - and we need to be in good condition and ready.
Lisa has been working day and night to make up the lovely new cushion covers and I have to say they are stunning! It will give a real fresh feeling to living and sleeping onboard.
In the meantime I have been updating our electrical systems to provide better shore power connections and more USB chargers so that folks can charge their devices in harbour. We finally have a new 12 volt system throughout the boat too which means that the compass lights stay on at last (I thought my addition of fairy lights around them was pretty cool, but sadly it was not a shared view...) John and Dave carefully fitted our new name and port vinyl's on to the boat, while Alan 2 gave the dinghies a good scrub down and repacked them. Alan 1 got to the top of the mast for some routine inspections! Everybody who has turned up has got stuck in one way or another, even if it is just making a cup of tea and passing on the good word. Kevin even built our new fleet of yachts and ships for our sailing theory courses!
As mentioned we are well on our way to our first sailing adventure of 2020, which is now fully booked. But if you would like to join us for our next trip, or any of the other sailing trips this year, please get in touch as spaces are filling up. If you don't have the time to get away or if you would like to start slowly, we also welcome anybody to come along and join the community and get involved in any way you would like to. Every single thing helps, and every single person is welcome.
"We all came here in different ships, but now we are all in the same boat" John Lewis