I enjoyed building SunseT the SigneT dinghy but maybe one in a lifetime is enough.
It's been a romance which has blossomed into love.
Now, we are in the period of dinghy racing. I find it hard enough to sail a dinghy
let alone race one. However, having thrown myself in at the deep end, that is straight
into racing on day one, I intend to pursue this as it is a way of making the learning
curve very steep.
We have already been out in winds from, so light that I could only go backwards on
the river, to up to force six. My results so far have been dismal but then, I have
only been dinghy sailing since 25th April 2010. We have managed three races where
we were not in last place, so I am getting there. I looked at this dinghy season
as the year of learning how to lose races and so far I have met my objective. Next
season, hopefully, we will be a contenders and not tail end Charlie.
I have many people who I owe a tribute to, in getting me this far. Some have helped
a lot and some have given just one piece of invaluable advice but all have given
freely and I thank them all again.
I am looking forward to participating in offshore cruising during the winter and
early spring, as I have put this on the back burner while focused on building and
then racing SunseT. Hopefully, now I will be able to accommodate both.