Re: Catching Up With: RED HERRING
As a sometime crew on the HERRING, remarks were sent to Carl for his blog. Van's inspirations were several. He was a pioneer American C cat racer ( hence David Hubbard as designer) and well familiar with the efficiencies of being skinny and light. At the time he was sailing an International Canoe ( which Steve was building). L. Francis I think in the sailing machine writes about cats, sailing canoes and canting keels. Van worked down that list.
Ran Tan, Leste Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
"Bound fast is boatless man."