|View from the Bow of S/V Desdemona (Photo by Emeldir)|
The original plan was to bring the Lido 14 up along with the Piccup but we were unable to locate the sails for the Lido. Not quite sure how that happened but it did. So the Piccup was the star of the show this time. With us was Emeldir, my page in that other hobby I have, and Kat as well. She consented to come with me as The Typesetter was up north this day.
The drive up was easy and we were in the water only a few minutes late, catching Jim and the Desdemona just as they were about to cast off. It's a very interesting comparison between the two boats as a Piccup and a Mikesboat, both Jim Michalak designs, are related. Piccup is 11' and designed first with Mikesboat for all intents and purposes a stretched and beefed up Piccup at 17'. We got the boats wet and headed out in very light winds.
|My view for most of the day.|
|Tiller is much to high. (Emeldir)|
|Captain and crew of Desdemona.|
|Desdemona looking fine astern.|
It was a good day. I'm pleased I fulfilled the mission of WMSBA to get people exposed to sailing small boats. And that the Piccup performed to all expectations. Our next gathering is slated for July 1st but I'm certain we'll be out again before then.
|A fine looking craft.|
|Stable enough to stand up in. (Emeldir)|
|Wonderful skies. (Emeldir)|
|The Lady taking pictures. (Emeldir)|
|Master of the Desdemona. (Kat)|
|Happiest ballast ever!|
|Till next time.|