SAILING THROUGH LIFE

This is in response to those who asked:”Who are you?” It is a least a dimension.Boats have always been a part of my life. Naturally interwoven with the story of Newport.

E SCOWS

The America’s Cup score stands at 7 to 1 in favor of the New Zealand team. Oracle seems to have found another gear.

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I GOT MY FIRST TASTE OF “E” SCOWS sailing with Henry Bossett on Barnegat Bay, NJ. I fell in love with them. Such a progressive design. I learned so much sailing them, because they are so sensitive to subtile changes in trim.

E scow

The E scow is still my favorite monohull. I haven’t sailed one in years. They were still wood. Modern materials have made these boats even more dynamic. If the materials available today had been available 100 years ago the yacht designers and builders would have been on cloud 9. They had the ideas, the means of expression was limited.

I owned one; here in Newport, however most of my E scow sailing was with Henry Bossett in New Jersey. We would trail his boat to Lake Murray, South Carolina at Easter break. It was always a great regatta, with a large turnout.