S3#26. OMG!!!! 300 Miles Off Course!! And Improving Genoa Performance

S3#26. OMG!!!! 300 Miles Off Course!! And Improving Genoa Performance

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Join Barefoot Doctors Sailing as progress towards St Helena on our 8000mile Atlantic crossing on a new Leopard 50 to USA but find ourselves 300miles off course and have to make strategic decisions about which way to go.

We also share really interesting ways to improve the performance of your Genoa for both upwind and downwind sailing. These will help both performance sailors and long distance sailing as the tricks that Paul Badenhorst shares to easily cover the miles with better shaped sails are shared with you!

We also have to fix squeaking blocks and follow the everyday activities on the boat….

If you want to know what it is like to sail 8000 miles across open ocean, jump on board with us!

Our exciting Patreon option from only $3 per week, will allow our supporters to enjoy live updates on positions and daily logs on the Atlantic crossing as well as join us for sailing events in Gocek, Turkey (Sept 2023), Aegean Greece, May 2024. Then in Dubai Jan 2025 (aboard the new Portofino 52) join us for the launching party and test sails!!! We are also offering boat build tours with sailing off Dubai to share the progress of the P52 build and provide whatever sailing or life discussions that YOU want us to provide during all of these events….. It is a very exciting prospect and we have been requested repeatedly to give advice, take folk sailing, teach sailing techniques etc etc…. So here it is!!!

Any Patreons will have the choice to join us for these events which are usually about 5 days to be up close and personal with Eli and John and learn from their expertise… There will be sailing trips, excursions and chats during the events and the subjects will be designed to suit the participants that will be there. Patreons will receive all the sailing and talks with the Barefoot Doctors without any cost but will only have to cover their own travel, food and accomodation costs.

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Some come Barefoot with us on this exciting journey – now physically and in person with Patreon if you wish!!!

Binge watch and come barefoot with us as we travel and explore the planet, mostly from the water but sometimes through the minds of others as we provide aid and support where needed through the amazing TUFMINDS solutions!

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