posted on November 17, 2013
It is some time since I saw a cotton sail, but this just came in from Hamish McKay.
Does anyone have a good home for this sail – it should really be in a museum?
I got it from my father in law, it has been sitting in his attic for years, he sailed F15s many years ago!
It is a cotton jib, in remarkably good condition although a little crushed, as the picture show, from 1957 apparently. Made by John Mackenzies & Co Sailmakers in Sandbank Scotland. The piston hanks work. It comes in a canvas? bag. There is also a spinnaker bag from Ratsey but no sail.
This is really too good to throw out and I can’t bring myself to put it on ebay!
Does anyone have a good use for this – seems a shame to lose a bit F15 history?