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Monday, 21 September 2015

Snatched Sail

Yesterday I went down the boat and as the weather was unseasonally nice, decided to go through the rigmarole of taking the winter cover off, fitting the rudder, fuelling the engine, etc. I was determined to get out and make use of the opportunity.

Look: Blue Sky!!

me and Jim had a couple of hours on Sprite basically revisiting the same thing we did on our slow Sunday sail a few weeks ago: chugged out of the harbour using the engine and then sailed back in using the jib only, this time we sailed most of the way up the harbour, spending a couple of hours watching the world go by.





The Sun was getting low when we hooked up. The early evening was upon us. Sunset is already around 7:30 and we finished two hours before that.

As we motored back to the mooring I snapped the silhouette of the Spinnaker Tower, a handy landmark anywhere near Portsmouth.


Finally as I was about to drive away, I saw Deneb come into the harbour in the process of lowering the Mizzen, so I got a quick picture in before I had to go:


Not a bad day at all. Probably the last of the season maybe, but we'll see.

6 comments:

  1. That was us alright - we'd had a lazy sail back from the Folly. Like you; determined to make the most of what might have been the last warm weekend before autumn takes hold.

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    1. I had another good day on Saturday too. Looks as though the fair weather will hold for most of this week too. You looked very professional as you lowered the sails as you came into Langstone. I usually cheat and am lazy, sailing in Solent trim (roller jib only). Lol

      Make the most of the weather while it lasts. :-)

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  2. Hi Mark,
    Don't think it's the last of the season ? We put our Seawych on the water in November last year and had some great sails over the Winter. Grab the good days when you can.

    Jim

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    1. With the weather being so rubbish this year its hard to imagine decent weather this Autumn. This week looks to give us spell of fair weather. Its just my luck I can't take advantage.

      Typical.

      But the boat is in the water all year so if its fine, I'll be out there no matter what time of year.

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