I towed Dasiy G to Poole, stopping and checking her trailer several times on the way, after all the fun and games I had last year, when a wheel bearing seized. All seemed well, but what I found when I finally got to Poole was that her main sail and boom had not arrived with us. Just not there. The strap was in place at the forward end, but the rear boom gallow support had its outer edge broken off. All I can surmise is that the boom somehow slid backwards and pulled out of the forward strap and then twisted sideways, breaking the edge of the rear support and so falling off. I retraced my route but no sign of it, and phoned each police force on the route, but nothing reported. So I am launched, but only with a fore and mizzen sail, so I won't be going anywhere fast for a while. I have been in touch with my insurers and I need to get in touch with Swallowboats for a quote for a new sail and boom. I hope they can work fast.
So not a good start, and it was such a lovely day!