Sailing is a complex thing. Every adjustable screw has its relevants and on such a boat of the ORC Class, there are many screws. If every screw is running you will have a perfect match. But if there is just one screw not really running you will have a major problem. In that race weekend we had that one screw which was not running. Our underwater hull was full of shells and vegetable cover. We don´t thought that this could be so hard after a few weeks, but on the other hand the boat was laying there since november at least. Perhaps SAYONARA had a few trips, but that was to less. What can we do? We try to do it with a carpet around the hull, but that wasn´t a hack. We did the race with all the natural cover. That was hard to see that we didn´t get the target speed. As always we also had a few mistakes in tactic and maneuvers; that means minute by minute loss.
Nevermind, it was a perfect kick-off for the season 2019. The crew was brillant as always. The mood was impressive and the Conditions on Mallorca are brilliant. Perfect surrounding within the Real Club Nautico Palma and the city of palma. At least the crew dinner in the evening is one reason to be part of Sayonara Racing Squadron.
In the meantime the hull get´s cleaned and SAYONARA LIGHT is prepared for the next race. Stay tuned to get all the reviews of a race season on Mallorca at the Real Club Nautico Palma. In the meantime I really feel like home there. It is always a good Feeling to walk into the club and smell that typical artificial odor HERMES in the insight of the RCNO ambience.
Where to stay?
At that time I found a very cosy and stylo Hotel not far away from the RCNP. At least maximum 10min away from the yacht harbour by foot. The Hotel is called Palau Sa Font and is located in the heart of Palma. The rooms are pleasant and the bathroom is stunning, quite new and modern. The service is excellent. We came always quite late and we get a warm welcome. The breakfast is a good standard, especially with the newspapers.