Forty-odd years ago the Sadler boys could be found in one combination or another racing 11-foot Gull dinghies around the lower half of the British Isles.
This weekend Em joined her Optimist girlfriend Mette in the Flits Easter Regatta on the Sneekermeer. The harder it blew the faster they went, finishing the last race with a fourth in the A-fleet and smiles from ear to ear.
As much fun, and as practical, as an Optimist or Laser can be, there's something about two-handed sailing that's hard to beat.
Thanks to the Rijk family and the Flits Club for a great weekend.