The year started well. Rain on New Years eve did not dampen our spirits. Watching the fireworks with friends in Funchal and dancing to Abba tribute (not our skippers choice!!).
The sailing programme for 2019 has been published but with our home yacht club being part of a 'change in ownership/management', we are not sure if the home regatta will take place.
We did enjoy a day sail with friends during January. The weather was fine and the Dolphins did their bit to impress.
The sunrises during January have been spectacular. Wonderful colours and a joy to watch (from bed of course).
April & May
Red Ruth came out of the water for her annual service. Not much to do this year, and with the help of a good friend, the antifouling was quickly rubbed down and renewed. Anodes replaced, engine serviced, minor repairs to stitching on the stay sail and a good scrub and polish. Back in the water, shiny and clean.
Red Ruth is still for sale. Link to the advert below.