Mahurangi Regatta

26th January 2019

Captain Mitko on the helm. Focus is what wins regattas!

Vessie and Audrey

Zeno – hard at work on the main sheet

Fresh wind and water spray

Audrey and Oskar just can’t get enough of the trophies

The happy crew

Well deserved rest

Gypsy Improvement 2019

Gypsy got a set of new spreaders made by Mitko from spar grade Oregon

The tips of the spreaders spent an hour submersed in wood sealer. Then the holes were fibre glassed and copper inserts were placed. The holes are most susceptible to rot and this is where they failed, leading to this repair.
All spreaders have white polyurethane tops for UV protection and varnished undersides. The photos are showing the undersides facing up.
The new top spreaders got the same treatment as the bottom spreaders.
Different fixing method for the stays though.
First time we get to see Gypsy out of the water
Lots of work to do. We g0t the chance to fix some leaks at the stem and the garboards
Mitko is unstoppable
Lora makes the hull smooth and fast
The final result is stunning