After a period of self-imposed radio silence, Rik is back with his blog about sailing his finely built Pathfinder VANESSA on the very breezy waters around his island home of Aruba. He's got a new url, it is worth checking out to see some modifications he is making.
Rik is one of the small group of Pathfinder builders that I have met in person, we sailed together on the Elizabeth River a few years ago. It was an enjoyable sail where he taught me few things about my own boat. Welcome back, Rik.