THE DIARY OF THAMI AND ARCHIE - WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE
Practice day aboard “P2”. The guys all arrived down at the yacht at 09:00 and were soon casting off from the dock. First priority for all onboard was an active ‘Man Overboard’ drill, so this was immediately a good educational task for our boys. The whole day was spent sailing and practicing racing manoeuvres, so there was a lot of hard work; sail hoisting, take-downs and then re-packing of sails – as well as getting into a good rhythm with slick teamwork. “P2” is a high-end racer-cruiser that participates in many of the Superyacht regattas – both in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean – and is crewed by many well-known professional sailors.
Back at the dock it was the usual wash-down and chamois-drying routine for everyone in the crew.
That evening we all had dinner at ‘Can Pedro Restaurant’ at the invitation of Colin Squire of Yachting Matters – a great supporter and friend of Marine Inspirations. Colin sailed with us in the ‘Ibiza Rendezvous Regatta’ last year and has written articles for his magazine about the two students who we brought over from South Africa for that event – Ronaldo Strauss and Bradley Felix.