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August 10, 2017

This time yesterday we were experiencing winter rain and wind.  One attempt to get underway had to be aborted due to increasing strong winds.

So we spent time below learning ropes and splicing. New skills learnt and some good social time. But that was yesterday. Thursday saw the sun beaming through the starboard port holes.

A beautiful August morning with the promise of some sailing. And so as soon as breakfast was completed we hauled in the anchor and made our way out into deeper water.

Last evening we were joined at anchor by Steinlager, the NZ America Cup boat of years past. As we sailed away this morning, Steinlarger raced past us in full sail. Spirits are all in good shape as yards are braced and sails hauled up.

What a difference a day makes. As the afternoon rolls on we haul more sails. Tenacious is now under full sail and making good progress. And just to top the day off, we are treated to dolphins on the starboard side. This is the life. Can it get any better.

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