“ The problem with sailing is that its easy with a beam force 3/4 and sunshine. The reality is that this is the weather
you get when you leave, but when you want/need to go home it's raining, the wind
is on the nose F6/7 or right up the bum, and your fin keeler is screwing its way down wind
whilst you struggle with an overcanvassed boat
and a bloody huge wheel
that takes forever lock to lock.......Its fun for a couple of hours and then you get cold and dehydrated and by now you are the only one strong enough/keen enough to put the reef in.
Ah sailing.....it always feels great when its over.”