This weekend will be Naughty-Cal's first real test of the year after all of the mechanical works carried out over the winter.
So far in the last couple of weekends she has proven to be running fine whilst plodding along at river speeds, which we hope would have highlighted any potential problems and given the new shaft a bit of time to bed into it's new surroundings.
The weekend will bring the first real stress test, a high speed run to West Stockwith around the twists and turns of the Trent below Gainsborough Bridge.
It has all of the hallmarks of a great weekend with a group of us meeting up at the White Swan on Friday evening for a bite to eat, and then a morning run to West Stockwith on Saturday before thirty hungry mouths descend on the White Hart for dinner then head to the West Stockwith Yacht Club to watch a band. In total we have seven boats making the journey from Burton Waters with a few staying in caravans behind the Waterside Inn.
It could be a lively one!