Bills-Log is heavily subscribed to by sailors, who in the main are men of little means. On the whole they do not own large and expensive yachts, but they are a resourceful lot who have bags of fun sailing small boats and sometimes building or repairing them. They find great satisfaction from making the most of what they have and appreciate how fortunate they are to be able to get out on the water.
By comparison there are very few women who are attracted to this hobby of impecunious and adventurous mariners who get a thrill from sailing their tiny craft. Some are more adventurous than others.
Very unusually, a lady has joined our ranks, and a big welcome she has too. She sails a ‘battered Leisure 17’ (her own words). In a recent comment to the blog she informs us that she recently took the little boat for a short sail where she lives on the Isle of Lewis. This lady’s name is Andrea Ingram and she has two entertaining and informative blogs which give insights to island life. I highly recommend viewing them.
Her mention of a Leisure 17 reminded me that I had written a couple of pages on the Leisure 17 and the Leisure 20 which I had not listed on my links page to Small Sailboats: http://bills-log.blogspot.co.uk/p/small-sailboats-here-are-links-to.html
Andrea Ingram’s ‘Boxes & Bellows’
Andrea Ingram’s ‘Island Crofters’
Isle of Lewis
Leisure 17 and Leisure 17SL
Leisure 20 – Part 1
Leisure 20 - Part 2