There are some amazing opportunities for Boat Buddys that have been recently added to the website, including a boat share in California, and a catamaran trip down to the Med, as well as lots of UK coastal sailing. All we need now is some decent weather!!
Personally I like sunny warm days, force 4 sailing or pottering along a canal or river. My friend, however just loves it when the wind gets up and the boat is surfing down the waves. The occasional Yee Haa serves as an outlet to his enthusiasm.
I remember a trip in our old 60’ Smack from Yarmouth to Weymouth on such a boisterous day. Unusually the wind was on the port quarter blowing us along, rather than on the nose as usual. We left the main stowed and sailed under jib and staysail. The boat romped along and on one occasion we touched 10 knots ( with a little tidal assistance ). Entering Weymouth bay we noticed that the S shaped hook that attached the jib to the traveller had straightened out to the point where the jib was almost able to come off. That hook was made of 5/8” steel, which goes to show how much power was in that sail.
There has been a record number of new members joining over the last month, and to all of you I wish you a great season, Advertising on the site is free and upgraded membership is only 25 for the year, I would have put a pound sign in, but my keyboard is American!