To A New Paradigm With FPB

Happy Holidays From The Crew At SetSail

FPB 64 2 Sarah Sarah on the longest night of the year

Sue Henry just sent us this marvelous photo of FPB 64-2 Sarah Sarah anchored out on the longest night of the year. As big a thrill as this must be for Bill and Sue,

it gives enormous pleasure to us as well. We trust you will enjoy it too. (Sue took it from her kayak this evening).

FPB 64 78 97 under construction

We will admit to a measure of satisfaction when the photo above arrived yesterday from Ed Firth at Circa. That is FPB 64-10 on the left, FPB 97-1 on the right, and FPB 78-1 beginning to be assembled in the middle. Who would have guessed ten years ago when we began to think about what became the FPB Wind Horse we would ever see such a line up!

FPB 64 Iron Lady Fatu Hiva 1

We will close with our favorite FPB cruising photo of this year: FPB 64-3, Iron Lady, anchored at Hanavave on Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas Islands. It is our favorite tropical anchorage on the entire planet.


Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 21, 2013)




4 Responses to “Happy Holidays From The Crew At SetSail”

  1. Bob N Says:
    And a triffic Xmas and ’14 to you and yours.

    [Reply]


  2. Matt L Says:
    The Bay of Virgins? How restrictive are they in this requirement? Virgins only? Are former virgins allowed complete access or only on restricted hours? Great pictures and jokes aside, Merry Christmas to all!

    [Reply]

    Steve Dashew Reply:

    We have tested the rules wth a variety of combinations over the years. Looking at the different models, there seems to be a correlation between speed length ratios, Froude numbers, the type of fish one arrives with, and the the true wind angle. On the other hand, where else can you trade two pieces of homemade apple pie for three large lobsters? Regardless of your status as it relates to the coordinates, we can attest to the fact that between our first visit in 1977, and our most recent sojurn in 2005, there seemed to be little change in the allure of magical Hanavave.

    [Reply]


  3. David Guest Says:
    Merry Christmas to you all…..

    [Reply]



Comments or Questions?