I'm a day behind. The quick clip of the show and a glitch with this web site's hosting service conspired against timely posts, so imagine this was yesterday:
The weather for day one of the WoodenBoat Show was beautiful, and the forecast is, too. Here are a few more photos. The first, over there on the left, is of Warren Barker and a colleague from the International Yacht Restoration School, demonstrating steam bending before a riveted audience. (That can be a pun, you want it to be.) Below that is the WoodenBoat Store staff, in deep meditation, getting into their game before the gates opened on Friday morning. At right is the W-76 racing sloop WILD HORSES. Actually, it's a shot from the W-76-class racing sloop WILD HORSES, of the 12-Meter Nefertiti. Donald Tofias, owner of WILD HORSES, invited a gang of us sailing at the close of the show yesterday (Friday). Twenty knots of dry breeze. Nothing but blue sky. Big beautiful boat. Who could refuse an offer like that?
Speaking of deep meditation, that's Carl Cramer, WoodenBoat's publisher, at left, on the afterdeck of WILD HORSES. He's pointing at something... perhaps a cloud, perhaps another boat. My notes are sketchy.
There'll be more photos. My camera, with a load of fresh pictures, is in Carl's truck, and Carl and his truck are currently at Fort Adams, across the Harbor from where we held the show. He's racing radio-controlled Lasers with friend Jim Cassidy. Have you ever raced radio controlled boats? I tried it a few days ago, and must admit: it's far more addictive fun than I thought it would be. In fact, that brief experience the other day inspired some editorial thinking for WoodenBoat. More to come on this. And stay tuned for more show photos.