Sailing Anyone?

s/v Winterlude may be tucked away for hurricane season but that doesn’t mean we aren’t enjoying sailing! Although I did suspect an ulterior motive when David asked me if I wanted to go sail “just for fun” in our little race boat.

Our Y Flyer (18′ one design inland lake – usually – scow) desperately needed new sails.  Racing sails get to the point where they’re just not competitive.  We haven’t bought sails since we retired and are living on a fixed income.  So it was time.

Y Flyer 2802 with the old sails, still looking good, just not going as fast ...

Y Flyer 2802 with the old sails, still looking good, just not going as fast …

So when North Sails had their big fall one design sale last fall, we ordered a new set.

Y2802 sporting her new North Sails.

Y2802 sporting her new North Sails.

And hadn’t had a chance to put them on the boat until now.  And woohoo!  What a difference!  They are SO noisy!  In a good way, of course!

Enjoy your day!  Hopefully you’ll get to go sailing.  We will.

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