“Having followed the Facebook site for quite a while, I found that there also where possibilities to attend different training courses. Sent a question to Sergio to see if I had enough training and skills to attend the Ocean Experience Course, and I had. so I went to Lisboa without any particular expectations, just open minded to see what will come out off this.
And BOOM, the safety instructions and the routines we went through was more then I thought, but top noch.
we had some hours to go through the sailing routines etc, and some hours to sail. On the day the we where supposed to bunker, we had to do some small repairs instead……Sergio found a small but importand leakage that had to be fixed, and so we did.
then we set of the other day in good conditions, that very soon where changed into increased winds and waves…..I was at the helm for a couple of hours, very focused to keep the route and to take on the waves…
we had that first night winds of app 30-35 knots with gusts up to 40 kn. It was bumpy, it was wet…..but never felt scary in this conditions due to the wonderful Calaluna Class 40 and its Skipper Segio….
once we have turned back after app 200 M the wind started to decrease slowly into flat water and no wind…so we had it all 🙂
once back in port, would love to out again…..
the week of training with Sergio was one of the best sailing weeks ever, learned so much small details that has made me so much more aware of details in safety thinking particular.
once again Sergio, BIG THANK YOU….”