15th April 2017
This is when the extended Penchevs family met Gypsy for the first time at Sandspit
Last minute instructions before the crew gets to race on her for the 1st time.
Quick instructions for the new helmsman (helmswoman)
Fight for the helm..
Paul, Lobo and Sisi joined on race day
Jill Herington was absolutely invaluable at acquainting us with Gypsy
16th April 2017
After the regatta we sailed gypsy to her new home – the heritage landing in Auckland
Anzac Day Sailing
25 April 2017
Light easterlies took us around Rangitoto. Oskar learned a valuable lesson – the EPIRB is only to be used in emergencies. It is not a toy!
Patio Bay Regatta
2 December 2017
The Patio bay regatta was a memorable event – the 1st overnight trip for the family. After an excellent start, the crew was distracted by nappy changes, frequent feeding, tantrums and an array of opinions. This and the intense sun afforded an excellent night sleep at Waiheke island. It is still unclear how Gypsy managed to accommodate 5 adults, 2 minions, a kayak and copious amounts of food and entertainment.
Last trip of the year 20 December 2017
Carolyn and Ario (to be born)
George and Alex
Gypsy improvements 2017
Gypsy got several new blocks made by Mitko. She also had a problem with persistent mould inside the cabin. This was solved by adding two seizable vents and goodbye mould!