Fast forward a few weeks and Rambo became the proud owner of Delpha 3. I knew Rambo was collecting the boat the week after the Ullswater OCSG meet and as he was keen to try his new toy out we arranged to meet at Duck Bay on Loch Lomond for a sail.
We landed on Inchmoan and had lunch and a cup of tea before setting off to beat back upwind towards Duck Bay. We'd not gone far when I looked over to see how Ramsay was getting on only to see his canoe completely turtled (upside down). I bore away back downwind to check if he was okay. By the time I got back to him he had Delpha back upright and was trying to bail out the water from the cockpit, he said he was fine but had lost his paddle overboard during the capsize. I quickly spotted the paddle and sailed over to rescue it while Rambo continued bailing. Soon we were under way again.
The wind was a nice top end Force 3 as we worked our way back upwind towards Inchmurrin and the sailing was excellent.
It's great to have another canoe sailor who lives nearby (albeit Rambo is working away for the immediate future). Hopefully we'll be able to embark on some longer, more ambitious trips while he's home for his days off over the next few months.