Our mainsail, which just about fitted into the back of an enormous Japanese 4 wheel drive (someone was actually wondering whether we might be able to wangle some sponsorship out of Mitsubishi for the pictures!) has now made it as far as our sailmaker, Steve Hall of North Sea Sails, Tollesbury, for some repairs. Readers will know that the sails were originally made there using the mainly traditional methods by Steve. They were unfortunately damaged last winter by some sparks thrown up by the injudicious use of an angle grinder on the quayside by a contractor working for the landlord, cutting off old mooring rings.
There is a lovely series of pictures of the sailmaker at work, taken by Maggs Casey-Kelly and posted on our group page on Facebook. Thanks for those, Maggie. I reproduce one here just for the non-FB folks to give a flavour.