messing about in boats

No Sailing This Weekend

Posted in Everything Else by Joseph Moore on October 25, 2009

It’s the Grafham Cat Open this weekend, so you’d expect there’d be a lot of sailing going on. Thing is, it’s also blowing a good force 7 up there, which isn’t great conditions for us and my crew’s got things to be doing anyway. Ben’s Rebel 41 is still out of the water, so I’m making the most of the good weather here in sunny Hertfordshire to sort out my stack of Fireball sails and root through the shed for more junk that needs ebaying. Happy days.


Fingers Crossed

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on October 16, 2009

I’m sat at work keeping my fingers crossed that my new kite sock arrives today. A bunch of the Cherub guys might be coming up to Grafham at the weekend and it’d be nice to have a working kite for some blasting. Couple more knots on the wind forecast would be good too!

Just so this isn’t the dullest blog post ever, here’s a picture of my friend Ben’s Rebel 41 at anchor on a glorious summer’s day. Remember summer? All those nice warm days… and here I am wrapped up in a jumper with the heating on.

Mutineer - Van De Stadt Rebel 41

Mutineer - Van De Stadt Rebel 41

Incidentally, she’s for sale. He’s going to grow up and buy a house instead – don’t do it, Ben!