What small boats do in jest…
Uknown Yacht Name
Type of Sail: Roller Main
Age: 15-18 years old
Material: Polyester sailcloth (a.k.a Dacron)
Lived in: Corfu
Distance Travelled: 3000 nm or about 90 times the trip from Dover to Dunkirk.
Places most visited: Lefkada to Lacca, Ghai to Fiscardo, and Marina Gouvia in Corfu.
Sail Number: N/A (she never raced so we did not find any sail numbers on this main)
This Roller Main came from the wardrobe of a Jaguar 27, a very small sailing vessel. We found a fairly large, abandoned sail wardrobe, some information on where it travelled and where it lived. Every so often though, small boats make a huge difference, to the lives of their owners, to the lives of their guests.
cf. The Dunkirk evacuation, codenamed Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk. It was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France to the safety of the British shores between 27 May and 4 June 1940. Over 800 little boats, some even smaller than this little Jaguar helped turn the tide of World war II, by ferrying 338,226 Allied soldiers to safety in 8 bomb-filled sleepless days and nights.
Check out the story of Chumley for example.