In this episode of Sailing Nandji, our boat yard days are behind us and Nandji is launched back into the drink. At this time of the year, we still had massive sailing plans for 2020. With majority of the boat work completed, we took a few days to relax at the nearest islands before we made our way from Krabi province, Thailand across Phang Na bay to Phuket. We had been waiting for this day for a while as the forecast was light breezes and dead down wind. Perfect weather to raise our first sail for the year, what better way to do it than with our NEW spinnaker!
We asked Aaron from Kore sails to make it colourful and with Bonita in charge of colour schemes, He did not disappoint! To quote Bonita "It looks like a Unicorn Farted!" What better name for our new sail than Unicorn Fart! The future was looking bright and the Froth levels were high in this one!
This day was over a year in the making! When we installed Fang in the boatyard at the beginning of 2019, we rebuilt the bow and upgraded the bow roller to my elaborate design, including a sliding bow sprit. I then made the pulpit railing shorter and compact so we can fly light wind sails from Nandji. Aaron then made the sail throughout the year and finally we returned to Australia for Christmas and were able to collect the sail from his loft. We vacuumed sealed the sail and flew it back to Nandji with us! We completed our days in the boatyard and then finally this day was upon us! YEW!
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