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Strange spinnaker sighting as close as we got to sailing

September 11, 2011

We didn’t make it to our Macwester over the weekend. The kids were keen to head to Leuchars on Saturday, and today [Sunday] was a wash-out.

I did seriously consider sailing up to Leuchars, as the base is on the water’s edge just round from St Andrews, but the weather and tides were against us …and there could well have been restrictions to watercraft in the area anyhoo.

As the weather is set to deteriorate with 70-80mph gusts due to hit the Forth over the next couple of days, we can only cross our fingers that things will improve before next weekend. On the plus side, I’m now really pleased that I upgraded our Mac’s bow strop to a 32mm polysteel, 8-plat specification, as that in combination with twin 18mm rear strops should be able to take the worst of the stormy weather ahead.

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