Wednesday, 25 March 2009

25 March 2009, Wednesday - a public holiday especially for sailing?

9 nautical miles
Just a morning sail out with James as my crew again. In the afternoon he sailed his Optimist. We went out with full sails and rapidly decided that we were over-canvassed and went back in to reef the main. Then... although the gusts were strong... I was in control. Actually the wind conditions felt similar to the day that Blue had her accident [although the waves were very much lower today], but I am much more comfortable in stronger winds now.

Sadly the 'stainless steel' clips for the reefing are not! So I have rust stains over the main sail and so since this sail have spent time trying to find out how to get rust stains out of sails.

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