Firefly’s crew preparation for the World ARC took a major leap forward this weekend with a shakedown cruise to Cawsands (Plymouth ) and Fowey. Hardly a long trip from Salcombe but our original plans to sail to Alderney were scuppered by the weather. We tested lots of gear and crew procedures (the new parasailor got an airing) Our capacity to eat and drink were also tested; enjoying the culinary delights of master chef Barney Greenhill (pictured far right). We will be well fed on this trip. Also pictured from left are Paul Ellis (owner and skipper), David Raeburn, (Pacific leg) Murray Palmer (Atlantic and Indian Oceans). Not in the picture are Susie Ellis and Peter Sandover.
The core team will be Paul, Susie, Barney and Peter with David and Murray helping us on the ocean passages.
Our next major trip will be Camaret enroute to the Canaries