The weather gods have not been kind to us recently, with high winds meaning the stepping procedure on the 57 meter ketch Twizzle had to be delayed for a few days. However with a 12 hour window popping up in the forecast, the cranes were booked and the prep work was completed for the big day.
Thursday arrived grey and overcast with intermittent rain, but light winds meaning the RSB team could set about re-stepping both masts before the breeze returned.
With the help of Andy and Nancy Kitchener (7C Rigging) and the on-board crew the operation was completed with no problems and by 5 in the afternoon the boat was heading back to her berth before the breeze returned over night.
Over the winter Twizzle has undergone a major refit including a full repaint of hull and spars. During this process the rigs and EC6 standing rigging have been fully serviced ready for a busy summer season.