It was a calm day and I was desperate to try out our top-down furler. and a spinnaker on a 55ft boat is not to be sneezed at. This day we was a good choice for the winds were about 7-10kts and ideal for the test.
Jonathan had a spare couple of days before he had to return to Rapallo to join Solaria Too having recuperated from having his appendix removed. So we took full advantage of the weather and tides to go to Poole and back