Monday, August 01, 2011

Return to Fowey Classics

So again I'm enjoying sailing as part of the Fowey Classics, and we've rafted up amongst a mini flotilla of wooden boats. Yup, no plastic here thank you very much (note this pic is from last year but not much has changed).

I'm yet again in what feels like the rather implausible position of foredecker on this sleek beauty. And no, we don't have anything as modern as wire safety lines.

I say implausible as it's not a place I'd previously spent much time and there is a certain expectation of performance after last years good result - but as we all know that means nothing. So I better not let that spinnaker wrap, twist, tear, go fishing or any of the many other things that can go wrong.

And alas a whole year has passed since was afloat so more than a little rusty. Fingers etc crossed and will be muttering the sailors prayer. What's more the forecast is for light winds and we want a bit of a blow - gloom :(

Now must head out to Fowey for drinks and dinner, but more later.

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