The intrepid sailor walking down Church Road Holywood at 08:00 this morning to buy the Sunday papers was not Allen's double. A discussion at 06:30 concluded that the wind and the morning forecast (F5 - 7 gusty) would lead to a slow and uncomfortable first leg. Delaying until the wind eased would mean that the tide was unfavourable, so the logic was to wait 24 hours. Very disappointing to miss the planned time but the old saying "better to be in wishing you were out, than out wishing you were in" seemed appropriate. Sidewinder fully loaded, provisioned, and itching to go.