Archive for October, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Helping out at Annapolis Sailboat Show

I just can’t stay away! I accepted the kind invitation of Cruising World Magazine to give a seminar talk at this year’s Annapolis show. Then the folks at Morris asked if I’d just help out a bit at their booth. The show was much better than last year- far more attendees, beautiful weather, even some folks honestly thinking about buying a new boat!

Mark Fitzgerald has also just sold a new design for a cold molded 36 foot sailboat to be built at French and Webb. He’s asked me to draw the lines for it, which is very much of an honor for me. So, as Mark Twain famously stated, “rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

Remembering summer

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Petunia waiting for her Daddy

Here’s Petunia, patiently waiting to be taken for a sail this last summer. Never have we had such beautiful weather as this year.  If this is global warming, BRING IT ON!  I fervently believe that the future of boating is small, beautiful, extremely safe, ridiculously high quality and durable, traditional sailboats that consume not a drop of irreplaceable energy and appreciate in monetary value every year.