Kinda hard to put into words the joy of seeing a “project boat” sail fast….so I will let the pictures talk:
Smiles because the mast did not fall over today
Hard Drivin’ sailor!
Rob and Stew have her all set up. Wow…look at that green will ya?!
Ajit drove the
I-20 Whistlebritches for the first time!
The target is within sight…ramming speed!
That boat cannot be 35 years old!
Whistlebritches picking its way up the boat channel…behind the Avocado!
Rob looks pretty darn comfy at the helm of the Avocado!
Rob did such a nice job coiling the sheet…didn’t he?
Chewed up and spit out by the racing sailers of the Potomac River Sailboat Racing Association, our Scow crew contemplate their loss…
Riding that lee rail….
Always on the lookout for black water…and, no, that is not an X-Files reference.
Hey Jean…you hike pretty good!
Jeff definitely knows what he is doing.
Normally, this is where we find the competition (behind us) …but not today!
Smiling cause it is a really nice day.
We never getused to the amazing beauty of the river
Okay…maybe things weren’t that bad…
why so glum chum? Oh…you finished that far behind?!
This is a beautiful I-20 converted from a 1977 Melges M-20. Melges is still making M-20s. This one looks like it got very light use … and was mothballed for a few decades. Blue and white hull is nearly perfect. Check out the cool green non-slip deck. Sails are just a season or two old…very stiff.
A beautiful I-20 conversion..fast fast fast
This puppy has two spinnaker wells…takedown on either gybe!
Very cool retro boom crutch
Jib travelers can be manipulated from trimmer’s hiking position
Old school mast step allows for inifinite mast adjustment, even under sail.
Nobody was expecting this nice cover, which snaps over the splashrail!
Wooden tiller and traveler rail…very nice!
A colorful I-20 with a near perfect hull.
The new carbon fiber bowsprit went in like a snap!
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