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. 


‘Ladybird’s’ Cruise 2010

‘Ladybird’ has been sold – My tribute to her

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