‘Goosewinging’ is the term for sailing downwind and is the only time one sail can cross one side of the boat while the second sail crosses the other. It is both precarious and exhilarating; the first time I did so was in Bristol Harbour outside the same Ginger Gallery that was to later take my work and feels a good metaphor for this new adventure!
In text books, the diagram for the sails when goosewinging (ie the view looking down from the top of the mast) looks like:
and over wine in a harbourside bar one evening, became the ‘G’ of both Goosewing and Gallery!
Having settled in North Yorkshire several years ago, I am very excited to be resuming this part of life as have missed it more than I realised.