After purchasing the yacht in France (June 2015) the next 3 months were to be busy with red tape in regards to official paperwork deregistering the boat in France (formally named Steredenn Mor) and registering it in the United Kingdom, however it is finally complete and ready to sail under the new name Red Roo.
In fairness the time taken to finalise the paperwork was well spent allowing us time to relocate from Australia, pack-send-import tools books and personal affects, move on-board and really get to know the boat, putting her through drills in Le Havre harbour testing her performance under sail, learning the engine, the wiring, the plumbing, the solar power, the water maker and so on. Our sincere gratitude and an immensurable thank you to Didier for his very thorough hand over of his beloved yacht to its new owner as well as ongoing care and advice in regards to the intricacies of sailing the French coast – a true gentleman.
Our first sail as “Red Roo” and the appropriate renaming ceremony ….
Sail out on a straight line. Then Rum – a swig for the Captain, a splash on the deck and a splash to the ocean north south east and west! Christen her “Red Roo” then return to shore criss crossing the track you came out on (symbolising crossing out the vessels previous name).
The plan . . . Explore Europe.
No timeframe, no hurry, no expectations but to enjoy and do so at the mercy of the wind, the tide and the current – not to fight it but to go with it.
Let the adventure begin!