Sam and I spent Sunday not sailing in the blustery American YC Spring Series. Instead, we prepped Abilyn for the season and her first race of 2014--the Edlu hosted by Larchmont YC, which has an impressive class of well-sailed double-handed yachts.
We fully rigged the boat--including with some awesome new lines supplied by West Marine Rigging (more on that in a separate post)--compounded the entire interior to get rid of some nasty stainage (the wife appreciates that), loaded on all our gear, and cleaned the topsides in preparation for a little splash of color that was added on Monday by Mac Designs--a Newport-based outfit that has worked on some pretty impressive race programs, including Puma Ocean Racing and Elvis, the Gunboat 62 led by Melges 32 World Champion and Viper 640 North American Champion, Jason Carroll (and sometimes sailed by an actual Elvis impersonator).
So if you see a 21-foot boat with pink and green screaming down the Long Island Sound later this week (I hope that easterly develops sooner rather than later), it's likely us.
See you out on the water.