I have been a recreational sailor for many years, with a particular interest in small sailing craft; therefore much of the content of my 'blog' will be related to this subject.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Photos of Boats I have owned – Part 6
One of the more endearing yachts I have owned was ‘Ladybird’.
She was a 19’ Seawych twin keel sloop with remarkable accommodation for her size
and a far better sailing performance than her chubby looks may suggest. The
secret was always to have the correct amount of sail for the current wind
strength and to never try pinching to windward. As a testament to her sea
keeping ability I sailed her to Falmouth and back from the River Crouch. She
went through some pretty rough water around Portland Bill and came out of it
unscathed. In addition to cruising her for two months along the South Coast I
had many fine local cruises and day sails exploring the East Coast Rivers north
of the Thames Estuary.
If you are interested in reading about these adventures find
the search box at the bottom of this page and enter the word Ladybird. This
will bring up numerous links.