Thank you very much for your reply.
I did have difficulty securing insurance but eventually found a company to provide cover, albeit they limited the period of cover to the end of August!
To minimise the hassle of removing the mainsail after each trip (while on a swing mooring) I thought the use of a boom cover might be helpful. After reading your comments about reducing windage, I’m now thinking perhaps that’s not such a good idea. Would you recommend I remove the mainsail after each trip and bring it ashore?
The fairleads at the bow are open. I’ll see how easy it is to replace with closed ones.
Thanks again for your advice, which is much appreciated.