The perfect ‘fetch’


A good strong North – North Easterly breeze provides excellent canoe sailing conditions on Windermere as experienced today and yesterday. By creating an improvised canoe raft with a rafting spar, A-frame mast from 2 oars and a sail which doubles as a camping tarp (from Aiguille – bombproof kit from the Lake District) speeds of 4+mph were achieved for long periods of time. Working for Towerwood OEC this week.

ps. Wondering about the perfect ‘fetch’? – its a nautical term for the length of open water along which the wind can develop ‘big’ waves.