First time sailing the boat! Tony Bertram the Discovery commissioning manager invited me aboard to trial sail the new sails, although this event was for the commissioning team to test the running rigging and furling gear rather than one focused on the client as part of handover. It was a short few hours but not to be missed as a chance for me to have a look at other stuff like the alternator(s) output engine temps and the instruments.
The sails set well in the light winds (7 knots max) and the controls were all good, steering felt nice, keel control worked as expected, and the thrusters are very good which is just as well given the marina berth is very tight!
Bit of a grey day in the Solent but perfect for a first trial of the sails
The commissioning process is very thorough I must say which gives a lot of confidence that when handover takes place she will already be well sorted.