i've seen a cple of these in person and they are just lovely
Like a bike with just the right geo, proper bars, and handbuilt wheels.
Some people just "get it".
my name is Matt
Nice. I spent some time wandering around the Newport Shipyard a couple weekends ago. Holy cow eye candy. I found the draft of this particular boat to be quite impressive.
im remembering a great boatyard a bit up the coast from newport... maybe in bristol? could be in newport but i remember it a bit above...
cant remember now but it has 2-3 americas cup yachts and some other beautiful old race boats in the yard outside...
maybe hans remembers this?
these boats are strikingly beautiful
SteveP is remembering the Herreshoff Maritime Museum in Bristol, RI.
This is the sight of Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. from the late 1800's, until
destroyed in the 1938 Hurricane. Capt. Nat Herreshoff designed and built some of the
most beautiful, and technologicly advanced yachts of the late 19th and early 20th
Rightfully called the Wizard of Bristol.
Herreshoff Marine Museum & America's Cup Hall of Fame
vendee Vendée Globe 2012-2013 - Tracking is a huge and sick race! around the wrld alone non-stop. its brutal and includes the southern ocean. bruce schwabb was the 1st american to complete (he's a buddy btw, and he also races cyclocross - btw!) the french are mad for this type of sailing, but this is a global show!! i really encourage anyone that loves seeing guys tested to their absolute limit to learn/follow this race. its amazing. i won't go on and on, but this is the real deal as far as the outer limits of human endurance/endeavor. these guys have huge balls. go an sailing anarchy . com to keep abreast and see some fun stuff about this race. here's bruce going at it in 04/05
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I was lucky enough to be on the water in Tortola during the Carribean Superyacht Regatta a year ago. Amazing boats there. They had a short race around some islands. A J Boat replica named Hanuman won. Best looking boat there. There's one in this set called the Cakewalk that costs almost 200k a week to rent.
Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2011 - a set on Flickr