Sailing my Paradox and country living

My grandson, Lewis, has a little boat of his own

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which is brilliant. It’s a Topper dinghy and is kept at a lake just south of Yeovil where there’s regular racing

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The Topper rigged ready to launch

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One Sunday In March I drove him over to the lake – which also serves as a reservoir – so he could show me his boat  and have a sail – the first one this year.

Sadly, there was hardly any wind and so the ‘sailing’ turned out to be more of a slow drift. But that’s Ok for a first trip this season when young sailors are a bit rusty .

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The facilities include rescue boats and the there’s a pleasant clubhouse with a galley and the usual bogs and showers.

Nice just sitting in the sunshine  looking out over the lake and watching the boats slowly drift along in the light airs.


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