Topsl 1Jimmy and I took Rufus out on Wednesday 1st June, in light airs. We spent a happy half hour raising the topsail. Then, as we were ghosting along we decided to try out the new fishing rods on board. 

The results were quite amazing. Here was Rufus sailing at about half a knot with all sails up while we were busily pulling in the flathead!  The topsail makes a big difference in light airs and we finally doused the lines and had a pleasant sail over lunch time with a slight but strengthening breeze. All in all it was a great day.

I have attached photographic proof of topsail and the catch in case you might think it is one of those nautical yarn.

Geoff Carroll

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