A lap of Goose Island and a blowy southwesterly was always fun to watch.The Shannon One is a gorgeous boat, and v well-suited to the Shannon.
Gybing them in a blow is interesting. The Lough Derg yacht club used to like setting courses with a gybe mark near the clubhouse, so that the non-sailors could enjoy the carnage.
go to a store and ask what kind of gloves the oppie kids use in winter... (the kids that return to the harbour without tears in their eyes...)Care to share which gloves those are? I'm hunting for new gloves for frostbite season.