The week on board Brody Girl doing the competent crew course was fantastic. I badly needed to be pushed out of my comfort zone regarding wind and wanted to gain experience and confidence, and I feel like I’ve achieved this. Our instructor and skipper, Rob, was patient and relaxed at all times which made the passages fantastic for learning and gaining the confidence I needed. We visited Smir in Morocco where Rob organised a walking tour and dinner in Tetouan which was fantastic. The following day’s sail to Ceuta was gentle, and that evening we did a night sail from Ceuta to mainland Spain. We had the full moon behind us and a steady westerly breeze of 25 knots. The week before the course I would not have had the confidence to attempt such a journey, and I loved every minute of it.
My husband, Jim, joined me for doing the regatta with your husband and Rob onboard ‘CloudNine’ and we just had the most fantastic day. The wind climbed to over 30 knots, the guys all got soaking wet and rather than panicking (which I would have done previously) I had a brilliant time. I’m covered in bruises and all my muscles ache from rope work and trying to maintain my balance — and I hope we can join them again for the next regatta in June!
I wanted to thank you for the meals you prepared, and the sandwiches for the regatta. Much appreciated and delicious!