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