The first 2 days in port were spent by the crew doing what is called "Deep Clean". While we tried to take advantage of our extra days post race sailing into port to get some of the jobs done, the bulk of the work needed to be completed dockside. Everyone's gear is off the boat, making the work much easier.
Floor boards are lifted, bilges are emptied and scrubbed, "caves" (cubbie holes) are emptied, cleaned and restocked, foulies were rinsed with fresh water and hung to dry, lines rinsed and hung, day bags in which food was stored were cleaned and hung to dry, sails laid out, inspected and repaired as needed, the rig climbed and inspected, rig and other equipment given maintenance work. An so on and so on.
We will receive a loaner Code 3 spinnaker, until such time as we receive a new one, perhaps in Seattle. Not sure of the exact stats, but I heard there were 22 spinnaker incidents this race, with many requiring extensive repairs or replacing.
Our boat needed a repair to the pulpit (the brace on the bow to which life lines are attached) - I believe this damage happened in relation to the Kitemare episode. When I met Sir Robin in he elevator at the hotel (such a gentleman!), he inquired as to which boat I am on, and then referenced the bow pulpit repair, saying, "I shall have a word with your skipper about that!"
I wonder how many points we will lose based on the damage we sustained. And how other boats fared on the points front. The race committee will apply the formula to the lists of damages and make an announcement before long. Unfortunately, I was not able to help out with much of the deep clean. I spent the entire first day at a medical clinic getting my knee assessed. Terrible to think I may not be able to rejoin the boat due to the knee injury! ...Stay tuned.
P.S. Thanks to Judith for the photos.