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08-06-2006, 12:40 PM
Some pics from a visit to the show last evening:
This appears to be a Haven 121/2:
More to follow.
08-06-2006, 01:20 PM
Here are some other pictures of the festival:
A Lyle Hess Wooden British Channel Cutter:
An Ian Oughtred Dinghy:
08-06-2006, 04:38 PM
We've been thinking of you guys up there all weekend? Was Malolo at the Show? Got any pics?
Who won the Windsprint races? Did the Light Schooners race? We need details! :)
08-06-2006, 06:32 PM
Thanks for the pics, Earl & John.
Got any more? :)
Not sure what it is but I want it.
08-07-2006, 03:43 AM
I believe it is a Sam Crocker Gull,cutter.It's a local boat and a beauty.
Sorry,I didn't catch those events as my daughter had a soccer tournament in Dartmouth.I only managed a couple of short jaunts to the show between trips to "the city".
The grey boat is a Crocker Gull named Arronta. It was built by Clarence Heisler in 1965 (or so). Over the past winter the owner had a new mast made, as well as having the companionway hatch rebuilt. It sure is a beauty.
Steven, the windsprint races were loads of fun (don`t ask how we did, but we had fun). There were 6 boats, including one sailed by a local olympic level sailor (guess who won!). Three schooners were out for most races, as well as a Moth, a Fireball, another Bolger boat (can`t remember the design) and a sailing kayak.
We met up with John Sandusky from the forum and his girlfriend Jane on the wharf. John crewed on a schooner and Jane crewed with me (don`t tell my wife!). Both of them are great people!
The first race was quite gusty, with each gust from a different direction. We ended up in the water (well, Jane said that she wanted to go swimming while in Nova Scotia and we like to be accommodating!), along with two schooners (one of them had finished the race and was caught while dropping sail). The rest of the races were a little tamer, but generally lots of wind.
We didn`t take Malolo over because with the new emphasis on "classic" (ie anything), we figured that the harbour would be full beyond capacity with the local partiers and we were right. We`re also busy getting her ready for Newfoundland and it was easier to leave her home.
08-07-2006, 10:32 AM
Good to hear from you and thanks for filling in the blanks regarding the races.Did Michael,(MMD), and Maureen make it down on Saturday night?I figgure he should have some pics.
Yes, Michael and Maureen (and Caramel, of course) were over Saturday night and a good time was had by all. You'll have to make it one of these years!
08-07-2006, 07:52 PM
* sigh *
08-07-2006, 08:50 PM
I highly recommend visiting, and the boat festival. People there are very nice, and the area is very beautiful. Howard is one of the nicest guys anywhere, even though he bruised Jane's bottom.(no way to treat a sailing virgin) I visited Bill Lutwig at his shop, he's another sweetheart. If you drive along the shore, there are good boats to see. I left my camera in the rental car, :( but I'm trying to get it back.
Sailing the schooner and windsprint was fun, my first experience with Bolger designs.
Howard, thank you for your hospitality, Jane says hi.
Thanks, Earl and Others for the pictures and commentary. Had to spend last week in Brooklin, ME, otherwise would have considered NS.
08-08-2006, 02:14 PM
Howard,we may just take you up on that offer.
Abe,good to hear from you.When you do get back up this way look us up.
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