Jacopo returns to Clodia after a time, unplanned, in the water
Whtistable Yacht Clup extended a warm welcome to the sailors
Clodia onWhitsable beach
all photos courtesy Giacomo DiStefano
Our Man On (about) the River, Giacomo DiStefano, is poised to begin what could prove to be the most challenging leg of his voyage as he sets out to cross the English Channel. He and his mate Jacopo Epis are currently in Whitstable, waiting on weather and a touch of bronchitis to clear. Remember this is in a 19' lug rigged open boat. The channel can get ornery, but the boat has a north sea viking heritage and Iain Oughtred's boats have a great reputation for seaworthiness, like their progenitors. It will be interesting to see how Giacomo and his Ness Yawl fare across the channel. Stay tuned here. Read all my previous posts on Giacomo's project here.
seventy point eight is the percentage of ocean to landmass on our planet. get wet...a rambling personal collection of news, books, images, ideas, and whatever else I find interesting relating to our aqueous environment..with an emphasis on small boats, sailing, boat design and designers and boatbuilding and builders, especially home builders. And a certain curiosity about seasteading. Header photo:'Salarøy' is a 41' fembøring, a Norwegian workboat inTromsø Norway. Courtesy Hildringstimens båtgalleri - http://www.hildringstimen.no/batlista.htm