April 12, 2008
This is the Beneteau First 31.7 30 Something being launched this morning at the ungodly hour of 0745 from the deck of the National Yacht Club.
The new owners, the Gang of Four GJ, GG, BK and TL, couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed that early so it became our responsibility, the lowly crew, to supervise the launch, query the seller for the boat’s details and quirks and then motor to the Dun Laoghaire Marina’s “West Bight,” the back of beyond, no water or power, poormouth version of a place to keep a boat.
We then had to lug ashore, via RIB ferry, the mainsail, largest headsail and biggest spinnaker to measure them for a new 2008 IRC cert. Then we could go to breakfast which was interrupted by texts from members of the Gang of Four imperiously asking: “Well?” Fantasyland folk.
Video is here.
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