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1-2-3 August 2019

Chasing the Gallinara Island

On my first atemp I ha to give up at about 5 nm from the target, due to darkness… and the fact that I had to face a “storm” during the day.

Decided to give it another try…This time I had reserved three full days to do the journey. Was really lucky with the weather and the wind. I averaged a blasting 5.7 kn on my way there (34 nm), and 4.5 kn on my way back. With the wind always at a favorable angle.

27 July 2019

Sewing time

During the last trip I have teared a part the jib in different area. The sail is not that new anymore material is starting to deteriorate. This winter I have bought an industrial zig-zag sewing machine to repair sails and other textile materials. First repairs were hand made…takes quiet some time depending on the size of the repair 😉

 

27 June – 5 July 2019

La Maddalena

Beautiful journey to La Maddalena, with an amazing crew. What a see…hope to go back as soon as possible. Started out in Portisco and sailed 100 NM up and around the Maddalena archipelago.

22-23 June 2019

Storm time, Genova-Pietra Ligure

Weather can change fast…really fast. I was on my way to the Gallinara Island, when suddenly a strong perturbation came in from Savona. Wind pick up intensity, and in no time I had N@40kn. Waves build up quiet fast, and soon I was head to toe wet 😉 Headed slightly down-wind and reefed the main with some good effort. The Jib collapsed at the leech just around the repaired area. Than headed to a cross wind pace and sailed my way out of the bad weather.

Spent the night in front of Pietra-Ligure, wind was dying out so I was able to sleep well. Day 2 was totally different, light wind from the SW…35NM of Gennaker.

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Day 2

1st of June 2019

Time to work

Lesson nr 1: always remove sharp edges. Replaced backstay control system and integrated the autopilot…plus cleaned out the sails and boat…3 days job 😉

12 May 2019

Strong winds

N @ 25 kn; sea 2. Intense training in Genoa, gust at 35 kn…like being in a wash machine going up wind.

27 April 2019

Light winds + Dad on board

Not much wind around…but what a day!! Dolphins everywhere, such a big emotion…

21 April 2019

Outboard support

I have finally installed the upgradet engine support. Now cavitation should no longer be an issue.

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19 April 2019

Gennaker

Wind SW @ 10 kN; Seas 1. An other perfect day for training with the gen. Rig works smoothly…so much fun

6 April 2019

Gennaker easy session

Wind SE @ 8 kN; Seas 1

Light wind, perfect for some exercise with the gen. Preparing for stronger winds

 

 

 

9 February 2019

An other winter session

Wind E @ 18kN; Seas 3-4

Cloudy day, but overall nice conditions. Boats works just fine…engine support is not that good. Cavitation problems, with waves and strong winds not so nice.

 

 

3 January 2019

Winter session

Wind N @ 15kN; Seas 1-2

Beautiful day in Genoa, 12°C and 15-20Kn of wind…sailed 17 Nm topped 6.9 Kn…

2 January 2019

Solar panels

Here is the finalized solar panel support. FULL CARBON as usual 😉 plus 70 Watts to chill the beers

1 September 2018

Quick morning session beaufort 4

Left the harbor at 7 o’clock…predicted wind 15 to 20 kn. Nice little surfs downwind…did not use the Gen. Top speed 8kn..

 

8 September 2018

Testing the gen

Light wind in Genoa 4-6 Kn, new bowsprit rigging…finally working smoothly. So much fun the gen 😎

23 June 2018

Heading home at sunset

After chilling at Cogoleto beach a litle gen and some engine…

Bowsprit rig snapped, a little to weak…

20 May 2018

Captain Ariell on the surf

Awesome day in Genoa, beaufort 4/5, top speed 9.4 Kn

13 May 2018

Sailing tes day 1

Lets sail!! Not such a sunny day, but the company was out of this world!! 10 Nm, everything seem to work fine.

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12 May 2018

Test day

Heading for the first test. Checking the rudders and engine support. The Harbor is huge!!

5 May 2018

Mast is up

Boat had been fixed, mast is up rigging ok…time to go sailing 🙂 🙂

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16 February 2018

On the way to Genoa

The mast is finally heading Genoa to get back together with TI WAY.

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12 December 2017

Facing a strong gale

Sadly the stress of the moring line tear apart the transom

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1st August 2017

Looking good 😉

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15 July 2017

Let’s go

We are in Genoa!! But we are not in the water, due to problems placing the keel in the correct position I had to postpone the launch…29 i going to be the day…

14 July 2017

Ready for a road trip

After a year of hard work TI WAY is finally ready to be transferred to her new home base!!!

14 January 2017

TI WAY find home

After a couple of months of intense search, TI WAY have finally found a nice harbor in Genova (Italy). Transfer to the harbor is planned for the end of April, hopefully work will be fully completed. Cant wait to sail in the Mediterranean sea.

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