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    Default Help Identifying A Sailing Painting!

    Hey All,
    I have been racking my brain trying to track down the image of a painting I know I've seen somewhere. Maybe someone here will recognize my feeble description of it and be able to remind me what it's called, who painted it, etc... This is a long shot, but I don't know where else to look!

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    A couple of younger guys sailing a boat. I vaguely remember it might have looked like an O'Day Daysailer or something like that, but I might not be right about that. The view was from the stern of the boat. One of the kids/guys is hiking way out on the windward side and looking back at the painter/photographer with a smile. He doesn't see that the boat is fast approaching a day-marker (can't remember if it was a red or a green) and he's about to get sideswiped off of the boat! I vaguely recall that either one or both of the sailors has a beer in his/their hand. I seem to recall that the painting was in the style of a Saturday Evening Post cover, so in other words it looked sort of like a parody or a spoof of a Norman Rockwell painting. In fact, it may have been specifically that since there is actually a similar-looking Norman Rockwell painting of two people in a small boat with one hiking out over the windward side and looking back over the stern with a smile. Unfortunately, that painting is not the one that I am thinking of.

    Does anyone else remember this painting? Do you know what it's called? Who painted it? Where I might find it?

    Thanks!
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."

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    Default Re: Help Identifying A Sailing Painting!

    Something like it is on this Forum. Helmsman looks worried. Crew - a girl? - is laughing.

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    Default Re: Help Identifying A Sailing Painting!

    I think this is the one Ian is talking about:



    (from https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/...-setting-sail/)
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    Life is short. Go boating now!

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    Default Re: Help Identifying A Sailing Painting!

    That's it, cstevens. Not like the OP at all.

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    Default Re: Help Identifying A Sailing Painting!

    This is the Norman Rockwell painting to which I referred in the original post. I believe the painting that I am searching for may be a parody of this work, but in truth I'm not sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    I think this is the one Ian is talking about:



    (from https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/...-setting-sail/)
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."

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    Default Re: Help Identifying A Sailing Painting!

    Quote Originally Posted by riversailor92 View Post
    This is the Norman Rockwell painting to which I referred in the original post. I believe the painting that I am searching for may be a parody of this work, but in truth I'm not sure.
    Not Norman Rockwell, but Dick Sargent who I'm sure would have been a candidate for Bilge Rat of the month

    https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/...chard-sargent/

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    Default Re: Help Identifying A Sailing Painting!

    The boat looks like a Bluejay to me.

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    Default Re: Help Identifying A Sailing Painting!

    But a Bluejay, as I remember, has but one spreaderless shroud per side.

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