what many people may not realize is how much work goes on aboard the boat during the race. in addition to managing sailplan, course, weather and actually sailing, there is a lot of stuff that comes up. i have a daily to do list. i am sure other racers do too.
tape bucket handle (yea, THAT bucket)
jury rig vang strap
rig gun mount pole as whisker and main preventer
sort third reef line, remove fairlead, untwist
sew loose end flap on jackline
clean up oil in shaft well
move main and jib halyard shackle to reduce chafe from vang
inspect AP drive
reseal emergency tiller access plate
and on and on
you have to schedule all this stuff to accommodate conditions and some things get done forward on a tether so you have to be careful you dont get so engrossed in the task that you forget there’s not much between you and the deep blue sea.
this does not include the “shit happens” stuff which happens more than you might think.
rcvd 6/30 3:58 am