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    Waiting for Antibes

    8 May 2015

    As we get closer to Les Voiles D'Antibes, our first Panerai event during the first week of June, everything is coming together. Yesterday we went outside and checked out all of the navigation instruments and carried out some tests on our 2 x 110hp Yanmar Diesel engines. Everything went well. We were snapped on our way back in by professional maritime photographer, James Robinson Taylor. ...
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    Happy Easter from Eilean!

    3 April 2015

    In the last 2 weeks Eilean has been out of the water and had her propellors checked and serviced and the bottom of the hull antifouled. She was relaunched looking fantastic at the beginning of this week and since we have been continuing with the varnish and engine room maintenance. Photos attached show our third crew member, Roberta, varnishing the hatch grates, Stefano applying grease to the propellors before launching and also working away in the engine room. We also welded an eye onto the bowsprit fitting to assist with our...
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    This morning

    16 March 2015

    This morning we have just come out on the F. Del Carlo slip to have the propellors inspected and the bottom cleaned and re-painted with anti-foul in time for the season. The slip has been there since 1985 and was the first to service the Viareggio fishing fleet. In the mean time we continue with the varnish and move onto coat number 11 on the bowsprit! In the container the Captain's cabin hatch has been stripped back and is in the middle of build-up coats. Busy times for Eilean’s team.
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    Eilean’s maintenance

    11 March 2015

    Back into the varnishing. Inside the boat the galley (kitchen) and port heads (left bathroom) are completed and we get outside when the weather allows. Our container is adorned with hanging woodwork freshly coated and taking a couple of days to dry in this temperature. ...
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    A new exciting season is about to begin….

    As the Winter rolls on and the sun battles it's way through the Mediterranean cloud cover more often, our minds focus towards the exciting season ahead. Antigua Classics is just over a month away and will once again get the Panerai Classic Yacht Circuit (PCYC) underway, now in its eleventh edition. Sadly, Eilean will not be there but instead we will be biting at the bit in early June when we sail to Antibes for the first Panerai regatta in Europe this year. Attention adjusts slightly as we look at our...
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    Winter recovering in Viareggio

    22 December 2014

    We are deep into our winter program in Viareggio and undertaking maintenance concentrating mainly on the varnishing. The mast has been repaired and has had a good coat and the booms have already had 2 coats each. Quite tricky with the amount of rain we have had but we'll get there. The bowsprit has been removed and is lying in the Del Carlo shipyard. It has been stripped back to bare wood and has already had 5 new coats of varnish. We...
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    Latifa holds sway over Eilean in Elba challenge

    9 October 2014

    Saturday, October 4th was the date set for the challenge between Eilean and Latifa BOTH built by the great Scottish NAVAL architect, William Fife III in CONSECUTIVE yearS, 1936 & 1937. At 10.25, the two boats drew alongside each other in a wind of around 8 knots, and the race began. Enjoy the wonderful photogallery and the video. ...
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    Leaving Viareggio

    2 October 2014

    Leaving Viareggio...
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    From Sanremo to Mahon!

    1 October 2014

    One more picture for the delivery from Sanremo to Mahon! ...
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    Delivery to Mahon

    30 September 2014

    Delivery to Mahon ...