our first day back from Newport and Maine. Another successful WoodenBoat Show. About two dozen members of the WoodenBoat Forum came to the show resulting in an inordinate amount of fun from drinks and dinner Friday and Saturday nights to “racing” on Gleam and Northern Light .
Then on to Brooklin for a family visit. Glum start Sunday through Tuesday till the front came through, then a spectacular Milky Way display. Wednesday was a crystal clear, late Summer day in Maine. Managed a couple of sails and a lobster boat trip to Stonington.
Russ on Brilliant, the Olin Stephens, 1938, Nevins built beauty.
A perfect counter stern
The folding sink in the Master’s head on Brilliant
General Patton’s pre-war schooner.
Julia on Gleam with Northern Light to Port. This was before our briefing.
Racing on Gleam. (We did cross Northern Light on Port).
Then on to the Wooden Boat Capital of the world, Brooklin, Maine.
Going to Stonington for lunch on the Katie D
The Katie D tied up in Stonington.
A man and his boat.
Just in time for this month’s issue of Wooden Boat, a pair of L. Francis Herreshoff ketches. Rozinnante and Quiet Tune passing on Eggomogin Reach. (Technically the Rozinnante is a yawl, modified by Doug Hylan.)
Julia on Tendress on a grey day with a light breeze.
More pics on Flickr
There are also more boat show and 12 Meter photos HERE and here. They were taken by Margo and Katherine respectively ( WBF members). Here are a couple of samples:
I got to raise the easy part.
Motoring into the harbor. The skipper has mastered steering with his feet.
Finally, here’s a link to the 12 Meter Thread on the WoodenBoat Forum