Being ThereSailor Chick Of The Week

those smilin' eyes

IMG_4068SA’er ‘Trispirit’ thinks his sailor chick deserves the world’s admiration.  We agree!  Meet Sailor Chick of the Week Claudia.
I’m not sure I want the sailing anarchy fraternity drooling over my misses, but she’s one hell of an inspiration.  We started to do a full refit last year on our old Formula 40 trimaran Spirit (ex-Spirit of England).
This refit was done in the tropics (actually in the Whitsunday Islands) over the hottest period of the year (summer) with temps averaging the low to mid 30’s daily.  It took us six months of twelve-hour days seven, days a week, and throughout the whole period Claudia was working just as hard as the guys if not harder. She carried the biggest smile on her face as though she knew the whole time the amount of joy we would get once we were back in the water and cruising again.  After everyday Claudia would then head home and cook for all the boys a big healthy feed, still smiling and loving life!
Look through the photos on the refit gallery –  I dare you to find one photo where she’s not smiling.  Claudia ground, sanded, glassed, laid up foam panels, coved, and painted like a pro and all the while, she smiled and made us all feel great.  There is nothing more you could ask for in a women, a sailor,  or a person, for that matter.
Fair winds to all, Trispirit
Before anyone comments on the sanding without a suit.  She’s covered in talc, and it’s fucking hot!