Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sailing Begonia

Begonia is the Wooden Boat Association club boat.  I don't know its history in detail but I know it was built in the early 90's by Tom Whitfeild who I believe was a local boat builder.  The boat is traditional lapstrake construction with huon pine planking.  The Association claims the boat is easy to set up but I prefer to watch the experts setup her rig.  She does seem to be well behaved and sails well in light wind.  I need to spend more time at the helm.