A sparkling clear day to begin our passage from Barcelona over to Palma de Majorca where we will spend some time getting Giamma up-to-speed on the boat and have some more minor work done. The weather looks a little rough for later in the week so we might spend the time here taking advantage of the fabulous marina STP where all the really big yachts get their maintenance done and/or spend the winter months.
After a full year of sailing with some time sitting in various marinas, it was time to take her out of the water and see how everything looked below the waterline. In the Caribbean, we had spent some time diving around the boat and even did some scraping with a soft plastic tool to try and get her cleaned up a bit for the passage back across the Atlantic
Knowing we wanted to move into a larger boat with more room for guests and crew, I listed our beloved HR-54, Feelin’ Good for sale while we were still over in the Caribbean. I wanted to get a jump start on the spring/summer selling season as I thought the market might be a little tough for selling boats. As it turns out, I found a buyer fairly quickly (he was already a HR-54 fan and knew the boat!)
This map shows the accumulation of all the passages made by the Hallberg-Rassy 54 sailing yacht, Feelin’ Good, for her participation in the 2011 ARC from the Canary Islands to St. Luca in the Caribbean. She started out in Sotogrande, Spain on November 2, 2011 sailing to the Canaries.
We’re spending some time in Sotogrande, Spain to catch up on all the persky little maintenance items accumulated during our long transit from Sweden. This is the time to also prepare for the passage to the Gran Canaries at the end of October and then onto the Caribbean with the ARC in late November. Lot’s of work but an occasional day off to sail and have fun too.
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