PHOTOS:

Stripped ready for shipping to South Africa

'Round the Island Race' with co-skipper Mark Hammond

The Fastnet Rock - yes we were really there. Thanks to Glen Le Cheminant for the fantastic photos.

Crean during Fastnet race

Prior to the start of the Fastnet prologue race

Smurf and Pete prior to the Mini-Fastnet

Small but wide..

Cosy......

Sailing off Brighton

Named and numbered - never again, we'll leave if to the professsionals next time!

Start of the deck numbering...

Template goes on

Painting begins

The finished article - not bad though we say so ourselves!

Richard Titcomb helps paint her bottom!

The traditional launch ceremony - what a waste of champagne

First view - did we really choose that colour?