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Sailing Nandji Ep 175 – HAUNTED by our first Offshore Sail…

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Sailing Nandji Ep 175. This video was filmed in early Febuary before the global pandemic really took off. Thailand was one of the first countries affected and we took the adequate precautions early to protect ourselves.

In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we have been sitting at anchor in Thailand completing the final jobs on the list to get our Nandji ready for the massive task of sailing across the Indian Ocean. We have completed a long list of jobs and slowly but surely we are closer to complete. After having a disastrous first offshore sail to New Caledonia where we are still haunted to this day, we thought we needed to change a few things.

Our head sail halyard snapped, resulting in us fishing the genoa out of the ocean. Yosh then trying to climb the mast in rough seas and nearly hurting himself, to then having a smaller and less reliable head sail hoisted for the passage equalling in a longer passage against the trades and hand steering the whole 9 days…. We therefore wanted to take as many measures as possible for a back up in case this happens again. Therefore we install a secondary headsail halyard.

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