Years ago a shipmate had a miniature jib sail he set whenever we motored with no sails up in good sailing weather. It was a bit defiant, so he called it his “Flying F@cksail. It wore out years ago
Here’s a 2012 photo showing Gazela’s legendary Flying F@cksail set proudly not long before its demise.
with no sails bent on two days before departure, I decided to make a replacement. It’s a trysail rather than a jib, so I’ll call it the “Nice Try Sail” or the “Try Harder Sail”.
My Nice Try Sail isn’t perfect but at least it’s done in time. Per tradition, the hem is double-sewn with waxed sail thread, a bolt-rope added with loops at the corners called “earrings”
The earrings are seized and whipped to the fabric for strength.
Now if no sails are ready before we leave I can bend my Nice Try Sail to the main staysail boom and we can leave harbor with our pride intact.