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Jolly Roger Spring 2021 Edition

Welcome to this Spring 2021 edition of the Jolly Roger. 

After the traditional Commodore’s note, Derek Bayntun relates his experiences as the first Windsurfer in Rye. I take my hat off to him because I tried sailing one of the early versions of Windsurfers on the West coast of France and found myself drifting out to sea. I found a laser dinghy was a lot easier to manage.

John Powell OBE gives a fascinating account of sailing in Gibraltar; the conditions were not as benign as they appear from John’s photographs but it is clearly a good place to hone one’s sailing skills and at least one is not likely to encounter cold water shock. Anna Knight then relates some of her entertaining sailing escapades.

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