On sailing a Folksong – Ossian



Eddie writes:

“Only had the boat 7 months, previous owner had her based at Loch Melford near Oban, spent the first three months of the year traveling backwards and forwards every weekend getting her ready for the water.

Once launched we sailed around to the Loch Crinan then through the canal to Ardnishaig  then 54 NM dash down the Clyde to our home port of Irvine.”

As you know, I’m biased – but what a good-looking boat.

I’m particularly interested in the furling headsail – difficult to get my head round the ease of use against having a choice of sails.

As I get older, the prospect of the plunge forward becomes less appealing – on the other hand . . .

2 thoughts on “On sailing a Folksong – Ossian

  1. Hi Bill,

    just watched your utube videos you just posted, looks like the self steering wind vane is working well. Just got Ossian on the water and looking forward to some sailing, this will be our second season with the Folksong and I must say that I was very impressed with her sea keeping abilities, we have been out in force 6 seas with 12 to 15tf waves and 25 knot winds and only felt a little bit scared lol. For a small boat with such low free-board it’s amazing how safe she feels in bad weather, I’ll keep you posted how we get on this year.

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