Later that night after a nice dinner, provided by Joke, Berts wife, there was still a nice breeze and we got three boats, all lugrigged Caledonia Yawls for a short sail.
Later that night Iain held a lecture about the boats he had designed or was in volved with. What I remember best is his remark on a certain boat:”This boat embodies none of the elements I was brought up with, that a fast boat should be lean, light and have a short deep keel or daggerboard”. On my question how long a boat would last that was built without the best of materials, good but not the most expensive plywood, only epoxy for gluing, oil paint , and pine instead of hardwood for most of the solid wood he answered that it just depended how long she was taken care of. A sobering remark.
After some drinks most of us went to bed in our tents that we had put on the vast terrain of the Boatbuilding school.
|Aluminium Tirrrik leading the others.|
|Sunday morning we paraded all boats in front of Iain and Welmoed Bouhuis, his Dutch companion.|
With thanks to Kathy Mansfield who helped me with the pictures.