Friday, March 1, 2019

NORTHERN LIGHT

Photo by Salt Water New England

Newport - NORTHERN LIGHT - Olin Stephens Designer, Henry Nevins Builder, 12 Metre Class, 1938


14 comments:

  1. As always, your pictures make my day! Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Jane

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  2. What a wonderful photo to start the day. Thank you so much.

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  3. Spending a week in July in Newport. I can't wait !

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  4. What a gorgeous sail boat but don't be fooled by the ease of which it moves -- sailing is WORK -- it takes a well trained crew to operate a sail boat. But if I had the time and the money, I would surely think hard on getting one of these gorgeous boats.

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    1. Many of my friends who love sailing, sold their homes and now live full time on their boats. I've often considered doing the same but as you say, it's a lot of work and maintenance.

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    2. Well, Northern Light is for sale! And for less than half the original listing price :)

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  5. What a great shot, Muffy! The angle, the water, the sky, the bridge, the boat ~ and the guy in the front! :-)

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  6. There are people who live on their boats around here, although I don't think they take them out very often. Even in our mild Mid-Atlantic climate, ice around the boat is a problem. I also understand they're rather cool places to live.

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  7. I miss the days when the America's Cup competition was sailed in Twelves. Classic lines. Not like the foiled catamarans that they use today. Sailed on Nefertiti two summers ago. Great experience!

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  8. I concur, Rich R. A much prettier race, and you needed to be a sailor, not a technician.

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  9. I think 12 metres had a great run. The next generation of America's Cup boats were my favorites. It also meant something when the boats were sailed by natives of the countries they represented. Even built and designed there as well.

    Larger then life sailors back then too. Ted Turner, Ted Hood, Dennis Conner,Paul Cayard, Buddy Melges and Baron Bich. I included the 12m skippers too.

    David J Cooper

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