3 Mar 2011 - Las Galletas, Spain - Man Overboard Drills
Las Galletas, Spain
We went out this morning about a mile offshore and did about a dozen man over board drills. Each of us did it as many times as it took to satisfy the instructor that we knew what we were doing. I had to do it twice but I nailed it both times.
Then we each took turns at the helm and the instructor would tell us what point of sail to steer to and we would have to adjust the sails and adjust course accordingly.
Then we headed back to Las Galletas for lunch. Since I was Skipper, I got to take the boat in and dock it.
They dock Med style here which means that the boat gets backed in and secured stern-to by two stern lines and two bow lines that go to heavy weights placed off the port and starboard bow. These bow lines are attached to smaller lines that go to the dock. We call them slime lines and you get the idea.
So we logged 220 miles and visited two other islands in this group. We stopped in three other ports for the night.
We all decided after lunch that we had had enough and it was time to clean up the boat for the next crew and enjoy some down time. I gathered up all my dirty clothes and found a 24 hour laundry service in town.
The Russians are looking for a rental car and not having much luck. All the cars are rented. I imagine we will all go out tonight and have a celebration dinner.