Ahhhh, sooo it's a blooper! Definition: Blooper: blunder: an embarrassing mistake
. That is not a sail to infuse me with confidence.
Thank you for your replies, they are most helpful.
Well, I think I will add the sail to the large and growing pile of almost useless stuff I am taking off the boat. It will join the rusty anchor
which wouldn't hold the boat, the two old radio
aerials which were attached to thin air, the three ancient illegal lifejackets, the four packets of way out-of-date flares, the three busted bilge
pumps, the, oh whatever, there's heaps.
But the material in the sail would be useful for something. I could make me some shirt and shorts for when I am sailing or cut the top third off and use it on a stick in my dinghy
as a sail so I don't have to row everywhere or I could use it to make a boom tent. Or maybe I will leave it on the lawn for a few weeks until the grass underneath is dead, remove the sail and tell the newspaper I have a crop circle in my backyard. Aliens!