Summer 2015 Rotterdam to Valencia

After one week sailing, almost always upwind and in rainy conditions we finally arrived at Le Havre (France). Due of the wind forecast it's probably more sensible to heading for Falmouth (UK) then to Brest. We will decide later in the day. Just to show that a sailing vessel is an ongoing construction site, I've placed a few photos below...

    Damaged shakle from the down hauler...

 

Damaged shakle from the down hauler...

    Broken shakle from the jib halyard .......this happens during upwind sailing, just out of nowhere...

 

Broken shakle from the jib halyard .......this happens during upwind sailing, just out of nowhere...

    Exploded jib sheet snatch block......

 

Exploded jib sheet snatch block......