Pantalaimon is ready for the season, however the season is not ready for Pantalaimon! We are all planning and looking forward to some great sailing when we eventually are able to get afloat again.
Whats new for 2020: The boat is looking in fine fettle and back on the water having had a thorough refit. We have anti-fouled, serviced the engine, updated all of the charts (both the electronic and the paper charts). All of the sails were been stored and serviced over the winter months and are now back on the boat ready to go. Following a rig survey, our riggers have replaced the main lower shrouds and given us the all clear for another season. The boat is fitted with a new canister liferaft and is coded and ready to go. Currently the boat is afloat at QAB with the reduced Marina staff checking on the lines and the boat on a regular basis. The marina is closed to all but the marina staff but Pantalaimon is in good hands.
Liberty Yachts will continue to take bookings for later in the season. Obviously until we know when we can go back to sea, we are not sure how much availability we will have this season. If you would like to secure a slot later in the year (subject to current restrictions being lifted) please contact Simon at Liberty Yachts.
Use any down time that you have to "up skill" with your knowledge. Our friends over at SeaRegs are running some online courses. Join the RYA if you are not yet members and buy their fabulous online books. Now is the time to settle down and take onboard all of that excellent knowledge that is out there.
As a family we are very much involved with sail training and have sailed with Sailing Tectona, Ocean Youth Trust (South and Scotland), and the Island Trust.
Like others they are going through some very hard times. We would dearly like to see them come out of the other side of this so that we can see our Are you able to help them out please? if you can please click on the links below and donate what you can.