Perhaps the nerves only go to show what a good and sensible sailor your are?
And as Tim said, under the circumstances in which you lost the last boat, anyone would be nervous. The Sorcerer is a pedigree boat which was built well and I can't believe that any of the work that you have done to her will have been slipshod or poor.
A little apprehension is a good thing - I can't believe that you are that nervous to the point of being worried. A little excitement thrown in at the thought of trying out the new boat...
If its any consolation I too am apprehensive. I have got an almost unknown crew, and a passage from Plymouth to Faslane starting on Monday and with the weather patterns that we have been experiencing, and with some of the sailing pretty exposed, I am thinking very hard about all the options. I am sure that once we are under way and settled down it will be good, but I too am apprehensive!
PS We might be down on the boat on Sunday afternoon. If you are back from Salcombe and are able to come and say hello. (And I would like to admire The Sorcerer!)
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