After a very long, eventful, successful and strenuous season across the Atlantic, Dorade arrived home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island early on Monday.
However, there was no time for sentimentality yesterday morning – shortly after sunrise we started unloading Dorade’s gear, sails, spare parts, food supplies, running rigging, PFDs and so much more. We knew what was coming and had spend some quiet time last weekend preparing the winter base camp, including checking inventory, cleaning up and organizing the gear container and preparing and reorganizing the winter workshop container. Before lunchtime the rig was out, and the trusted crew at Hinckley had hauled out DORADE directly onto the LMI trailer. By 3 p.m., she was safe and sound in the winter shed.
Over the next few days, we will carefully break down the spars while conducting a thorough inspection of every piece of standing rigging, halyards, and hardware.
Thanks to Razz, Chewy, Nick, Terry, the Hinckley crew and Joe Loughborough’s team for a truly flawless and most professional haul!