Posted by Jock on June 09, 2019 at 18:46:37 user Jock.
In Reply to: Morning posted by John Nichols on June 09, 2019 at 11:37:46:
I was 12 when I learned to sail on the Walton-on-the-Naze boating lake. I was shown how to luff up into the wind by a 10-year boy who helped out with the boats. Otherwise my only tutors had been Knight and Ransome.
Tiny gunter-rigged dinghys, water quite deep at the far end by the old tide mill, strong squalls coming from the North Sea, no lifejackets!
My school friend (also John) chickened out and spent his hour-long sessions in a rowing boat!
My mother seemed to think that I knew what I was doing. Those were the days!
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