Just two weeks ago Jim Kilroy (Kialoa) passed away. More recently George Coumantaros. It is truly the end of an era. Some of my fondest memories sailing were aboard “Boomerang”.
THIS PAST WEEKEND I ATTENDED THE RAPTOR WEEKEND HOSTED BY THE AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND.
I RACED THIS WEEKEND IN THE CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA, WHICH ALWAYS ATTRACTS ELEGANT BOATS WITH GRACEFUL LINES.
THE WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR IN IT’S 50TH YEAR IS AGRICULTURE IN RHODE ISLAND. THIS EVENT IS A WORLD APART FROM LIFE AS WE KNOW AND LIVE. REMARKABLE THAT IT IS SO CLOSE BY.
College sailing remains a fond memory; and Joe Duplin was very much a part of those memories, while he was coach of the Tufts sailing team. Anecdotes of Joe Duplin abound.
THE MIANTONOMI TOWER BUILT IN 1928
I had the great privilege to sail “Columbia” the first twelve meter to defend the America’s Cup in 1958. at the America’s Cup Jubilee. There were 38 twelve meters there. This was a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the America’s Cup.
The idea of the Royal Yacht Squadron, from my prospective it exceeded all expectations. It was an endless parade of yachts each more beautiful and graceful the the next.