– Lovely country.
– Nice. Really nice. We’ve got a stowaway too! Hello! I look for work in zis country! Episode five. The season continues. It’ll be nice: overcast and windy! For our first bit of boating. – Is she there?
– Yes, there she is! – Here she is!
– Looks complicated. A little bit. You work everything here
with this winch, everything down there
with that winch, and the same on the other side.
This is for the mainsail. The harder you pull,
the more rigid the sail. And this way to loosen it. The wind’s from the west,
so we’ll be going that way, with a cross wind. This is for reefing the mainsail.
And I’ve got a topping lift… here! This is the foot of the mainsail. The really important thing
is the aft stay. That’s the mainsail halyard.
The red one. If you forget the aft stay… We’ll get the boat ready.
Tip this away. I’m a skipper,
you’re the ship’s boy! Ship’s boy reporting! Bring it here. Shall we sail? Have a good sail! Yeah, we will! Hoist the mainsail! No, wait! I was just fooling. He’s hot to trot, huh? OK. Up it goes! Up, up! Keep going. A bit more… More! Now the winch. Where’s that thing? Go on, winch! Not enough. Stop! He’s a tough guy but he’s like:
“This is hard work!” Makes me happy. I’ll be right back. Well, Gégé, we’re out sailing.
I don’t know where you are… Three, two, one, take to the skies! You push the tiller to point up towards the wind,
and pull it to bear away. What you have to do
is try to stay at 50 degrees to the wind. Pull it slightly. You mean push it? No! Pull means pull
and push means push! I’m getting mixed up. I’m not trying to catch you out. It’s complicated enough! You’re pulling it too much there. Look! Look forward,
compared to our heading before. That’s it, like that! The waves are going that way. So you dive… like that! And you can surf it. See, we’re surfing! We wiped out, so we go again. These waves are so small
that it’s hard to surf them. Sometimes you can gain
on the wind. You’re not deviating much, but with the surf you can get
more of the wind behind you. You can gain a bit. Aurélien, explain
the different ways of sailing. You’ve got three main ones. There’s beating,
towards the wind, tacking… reaching, with a cross wind,
and running, with the wind behind you. That’s the fastest. because you can fly the spinnaker. Boats that are designed for running
are really wide. Running is sheer joy.
We’re running here. We’re doing 7 or 8 knots. – It’s not technical at all!
– No. Yeah, you have to let out
the yellow one. That’s it! Some more now. And now let it out completely. Yeah. Now, then… I think we’re going to tack. He’s all fired up! I’m going to vomit! There. We’ll sail in like this,
nice and cool, and we’re finished. Jump out and slow the boat down.
Be careful not to hurt yourself. Perfect. Excellent! We’ve just had our last sail
of the year. Before the winter, before hitting the slopes. There are similarities
and I concentrate a lot on them. When I get ready for a sailing race, I psych myself up
like when I’m working out a descent. Where are the obstacles? What should
I avoid? What are the dangers? I make this connection when I’m getting ready to sail. In a little under a year. – Across the Atlantic.
– Single-handed? Single-handed. On her. She’s going to be lifted
out of the water now, the she’ll put onto a trailer, and taken to a dry dock
for a few modifications, improvements, repairs… He was looking for work
and he’s found it!