This is the time of year when young men's fancy turns to boating... "Dragonfly" the boat I raced on as Tactician last year is now floating in the water again, and she will have a stick up (mast) shortly. This year, however, the Skipper is taking her on a sabbatical leave with his wife, teenager, and various pets. Those of us left behind formed a "Syndicate" and bought a cheap boat with great racing potential (a Kirby 23') and have been bringing her back to life. We call her "Redemption Song." In the next few weeks we'll be putting in some more time at Bluffers Park Marina where she is stored getting her ready for launch. It's going to be an exciting season, and I'm really looking forward to having part-ownership of a day-sailer suitable for quick trips around the Toronto Harbour with family and friends.
In the mean time, check out this five minute video from the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival!
Gosh, I love boating culture.