Seawolf has safely arrived in Malta in readiness for the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race on the 17th October 2009. The 8 day mile building passage gave the crew on board ideal sailing opportunities to log valuable, 60 mile skippered passages for use towards RYA Yachtmaster and Coastal skipper qualifications. Both the Yachtmaster and Coastal skipper students onboard excelled in their planning and skippered execution of passages from Tabarak (Tunisia) to Isola di Panatellaria (Italy) then onto Malta via the North island of Gozo. Regular communication with both the Algerian and Tunisian Coastguards, plus constantly changing wind direction and sail plans, kept the 2 “skippers” on their toes throughout the voyage.
Extract of Log from Philippe Feutiere, our mad French scientist crew member:
” I ave been doing logs all day and after checking the Bear’s ring I ‘ave a smile from ‘ere to ‘ere…..Dis trip has been very nice, even so my crew ‘ave tried to leave me in every port so far. I ‘ave been drinking tea and eating there ‘orrible custard to make zem think I am English but only my secret packet of dried frogs legs ‘ave kept me alive……….”
Thanks Philippe we will miss you..