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Arrival in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal

After a lovely overnight sail under starlit skies from Porto Sancho, we fired up early this morning to make our appointment with the pilots off the historic port of Funchal, Madeira. As soon as we were tied up and cleared in, we sent down the main t’gallant sail and yard so the carpenters could do some work on the yard. No doubt the off-watch are having a great time ashore, exploring this lovely old city and the world-class hiking country beyond.

Arriving in Funchal

Arriving in Funchal

Arrival at Funchal

Arrival at Funchal

Fiji on watch

Fiji on watch

Working on new spar

Working on new spar

coatings on yard

coatings on yard

Funchal

Funchal

rust busting

rust busting

Painting

Painting

Prepping coffee station for paint

Prepping coffee station for paint

Painting

Painting

Funchal market

Funchal market

fresh bananas in funchal

prepping tgallant sail ready to bend

prepping tgallant sail ready to bend

sending down main tgallant

sending down main tgallant

sending down the yard

sending down the yard

shifting sails

shifting sails

tuning headrig

tuning headrig

tuning headrig

tuning headrig

Fiji helping with sailmaking

Fiji helping with sailmaking

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