March 3rd. Saturday Evening Post. Sailing in Stradivarii. Road Trip to Florida

Written by Jack van Ommen on March 3rd, 2012

My friend Guus Bierman of Contender Sailcloth drew my attention to a fabulous set of photographs from Johan Granath of the 2008 centennial celebration regatta of the classic 30 SQ meter yachts. For those, like me, who enjoy sailing in, fast, light wooden sailboats you must take a look at:

http://www.persept.se/photo/Skerrymania/

 

The German 30 meter has the same spinaker as “Fleetwood” except, I bet his is not 32 years old and full of patches. I am still using it now.

I am driving Monday morning to Washington, N.C. to visit with John and Maureen, cruising friends I met in 2010 in Monnickendam. Next day to Wilmington N.C. to visit Norm and Betsy. I worked with Norm in Brussels in the late sixties, friends ever since. Then I am off to Green Cove Springs just across the Georgia/Florida border. Friday evening I meet Arjan a Dutch American friend and his family near Savannah.

There is progress in the editing of the Dutch and English version of “The Mastmakers Daughters”. I will probably begin in breaking it up in sections for my helpers to work on a section each. I discovered that Jeannine, daughter #3, has excellent editing skills and have been working with her corrections. I have been updating the changes daily and uploading them to the password protected web site directory. 

 

 
 

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