Apparently it was about 15 miles that Richard sailed yesterday. Six was the number of miles by road to fetch the boat from Dhekelia, but they had sailed quite a bit further before the problem occurred. Indeed, he said it was probably more than 15 since he wasn't keeping a straight path!
The boat is now in our driveway, as I discovered when I looked out of the window this morning, not at the sailing club at all. The centreboard isn't something that can easily be removed, and it was the casing that actually broke. He's now glued it in place and done a bit more work on the boat too.
Naturally the cats were interested, particularly Sophia. She always likes to be right in the middle of any action.
Cleo, however, most introverted and nervous of our cats, decided that the back of the car was a more peaceful place to sleep. Until we disturbed her by taking photos!