Date: 5/3/09 (Sunday)
Location: Gulf of Gaeta, Italy
We left the dock and went sailing today — except not on Gyatso — instead we were guests aboard Aorangi, our friend Jayne’s beautiful S&S Swan 47. Base Nautica Flavio Gioia (our base for the past winter) hosted a regatta this weekend, so we went out to watch the start of the race and to give Aorangi a sea trial after being hauled out last week. Our Italian neighbors in the marina, Enzo and Franca, were also aboard along with Jayne’s neighbors, Mauro and Francesca. The race was suspended for a brief time due to a thunderstorm. We dropped sails and returned to port just in time to enjoy a fabulous lunch aboard: frittata, panini, salami, buffalo mozzarella, fava beans, pecorino cheese and a sampling of local wines. What a treat! Back onboard Gyatso, we are preparing for the diver to scrape the barnacles from our propeller tomorrow. Hopefully all will go well with the underwater inspection, and we will be underway again this week.
Photo album from a daysail aboard Aorangi:
- Daysailing in the Gulf of Gaeta (05/03/09)