Palma Bound

Packed and strapped, Lady Mariposa R set off from the HYS boat yard for her winter training base. Two lorries, three days and 1200 miles later she arrived in sunny Palma, just as shiny as she’d left. The lorries, which had travelled two different routes - one by land and by sea arrived within hours of each other, were quickly unloaded and she was soon placed in prime position in the STP boat yard. Work began swiftly to reassemble and test the boat, with sail trials carried out in time for the first training.

Mike Jones