~ OCTOBER POTTER (part 3) ~ A North Sea Sailing Adventure in a Force 9 Storm
The final part of a "fairly eventful" cruise in a 14' 0" West Wight Potter from the Isle of Wight to Kloster Fjord, Sweden October 12th to November 17th, 1965.
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Stanley T. Smith, October Potter, West Wight Marine Ltd., (published in 1967).
Robin Somes, October Potter (republished, 2020), https://smiths.robinsomes.co.uk/
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It now being mid-November, the weather had deteriorated to such an extent as to make the crossing a significant test of endurance. With the strong headwinds, below freezing temperatures and frequent snow storms, crossing the Kattegat was going to be a challenge, even for the hardiest of seafarers.
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