Sunday, November 16, 2014

trading tacks and photographs

Here are some very, very nice photographs from my friend Roger.  He had brought his 1977 Herreshoff ketch Gwylan to the Downrigging Festival.  You can see some photographs of Gwylan here and here.  I sent him a disc with a few photographs of Gwylan, he sent me a disc with many images of Spartina.  A very nice trade.  

Our two boats do share a little DNA.  Both boats have sails made by Stuart at Dabbler Sails.  That's the Lady Maryland with her distinctive pink and green hull in the photo above.

The best sailing by far was Thursday and Friday.  It was on Friday that Gwylan and Spartina sailed alongside each other for a while.

The Lady Maryland again, above, and the Chestertown waterfront with, in the background from left to right, the A. J. Meerwald, Pride of Baltimore II, Lady Maryland and the Sultana.

I had no idea Roger was taking so many photographs, but I'm glad he did.  Thanks, Roger!


JimB said...


Steve said...

You are right, Jim. And sooner or later we ought to trade tacks (and photos) down around Roanoke Island. steve