I had the good fortune to be invited to sail on the sandbaggers Bull and Bear on Wednesday with some of my sailing school students. The day started with thick fog and thunderstorms and then small craft advisory and we had to cancel. Arey's Pond Boatyard http://www.areyspondboatyard.com/
and Marine Restoration http://www.marinerestoration.com/
hosted a gathering to benefit Friends of Pleasant Bay sailing programs
http://fopb.org/. It was a beautiful evening to chat about boats and the perfect setting for these boats.
Bull and Bear are really spectacular in the flesh.
I'd seen them at The WoodenBoat show, but it's much more fun to see them in the water, fully rigged. Some of the details are beautiful. I really liked the lines of the boomkin.
Arey's Pond specializes in catboats and here arer a few that caught my eye.
Unknown builder/designer, but it caught my eye.
This Wianno is just about ready to go into the water.
Last but not least is this Arno Day skiff that Tony Davis built for his daughter. Note the ballast in the bow for balance.
I'll be sailing on Saturday in a Marshall 18, when Bull and Bear will be racing. With a little luck I'll get some action pictures. Update you then.