The March/April issue of WoodenBoat is on my desk, and carries a striking cover of a Paul Gartside-designed cutter being built by Stephane Tremblay and his wife, Catherine Gagne. In the book, you'll find an article by Michael Higgins about the steps he took, and problems he faced and resolved in the construction of his Gartside cutter, SAMARA T. I had the pleasure of sailing on SAMARA T in last summer's Egg Reach Race. She was a beautiful thing. So well thought out, so much room below, and a wonderful cockpit. I had a wonderful day with Michael and his crew.