It was a fine day but with gusts hitting 35mph I didn't think it was ideal conditions for a first sail in a new to us boat, especially single handed.
Besides which rigging the boat and working through how best to raise the mast and fit everything all took quite a long time and was frankly a very enjoyable way to spend the morning.
A few club members and other interested parties came past and chatted from a suitable distance, including a couple who are in the market for a Wanderer.
It was also a nice opportunity to walk around the foreshore which is starting to come back to life.
Out in the open harbour it was pretty breezy with lots of white caps despite the short fetch across to the Hurst spit.