Com­ing alive

Yachting World - - Wolfhound -

With full sail set, Wolfhound gen­tly leans into her task and even though the steer­ing has hy­draulic as­sis­tance I can im­me­di­ately sense the yacht com­ing alive. She tacks with ease, the sails are no trou­ble to han­dle – the stay­sail is set on a boom – the only minor snag be­ing the need to ‘pop’ the fore as its full-length bat­tens re­main in­verted af­ter tack­ing in the light­ish breeze.

The cock­pit is se­cure, not too large and is well pro­tected by a fixed can­vas bi­mini. Over the length of the deck there are com­fort­able places to sit, re­lax or sim­ply take in the view, some­thing that will be con­stantly chang­ing as Wolfhound pro­gresses on her 12,000-mile home­ward­bound ad­ven­ture.

I can imag­ine Steven Dews be­ing suit­ably in­spired as Wolfhound moves south and no doubt ev­i­dence of his ex­pe­ri­ence will man­i­fest it­self in fu­ture paint­ings.

Right: Wolfhound heads up­wind off the Isle of Wight. Be­low: Louise in her cus­tom gal­ley. Bot­tom left: per­sonal touches make Wolfhound very much a home. Bot­tom right: a slide-out TV

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