We launched La Girafe in Ardrossan on 10th April; the mast and sails were on and the rig re-tuned by the end of the week.  A ‘shake down cruise’ to Tarbert and Brodick Bay over a glorious Easter weekend and then training for Fettes College in preparation for the Scottish Islands 3 Peaks Race.  We also got to try out the new asymmetric spinnaker built for us over the winter by Owen Sails.  A vibrant pink that works really well with La Girafe’s grey hull (my opinion!), she really smokes along with it up

In the slings awaiting the big splash day

Awaiting her mast

Mast in awaiting sails then ready to go

Happy early season sun bathers

Sailing down the West Kyle in a pleasant Force 3

Can you spot her tied up in Tarbert ?

Perfect morning in Brodick Bay (Arran)

New Kite