Anti-fouling paint is a special coating that is applied to the hull of a ship. The coating is used to slow down the growth of marine organisms such as barnacles, slime, algae and mossy weed. However, disappointingly, after three months in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, our boat had to be taken out of the water and the hull had to be scrubbed.
More than that two days of work was needed to clean the hull, as shown on the right side of the picture. Our friends Frank, Ivan and Stefan helped Fred and me to do the job.
Additional, some sail and rigg improvements were done by Fred.
Sailing, snorkeling and relaxing: that’s how our new year 2019 startet in Lanzarote. At first. Then, some had to prepare their university exam, others to repair the wind generator.
Not only sailors love the Canary Island trade winds. In the southern parts of Lanzarote, paraglider spend hours in the air. Starting, however, sometimes seems to be more difficult than flying …
50 Boats and 200 fishermen in a big game fishing contest. In two days they caught three marlins (swordfish) weighting between 50 and 100 kilograms and released the fish (catch and release). Only one Mahi Mahi (Goldmakrele) was not released – but grilled.