Newsworthy PTYC Live-aboards!
Our very own Greg Kerkof and Sheryl Alfson-Kerkof were featured in last week’s Peninsula Daily News. Click on the links to learn more about Greg, Sheryl living aboard Toccata with their golden retriever, Jake.
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As requested by PTYC “techies”, here is a portion of the slide presentation from Dan Newland’s program — BASIC BOAT DESIGN . . . click on the link below to view technical data in PDF format (it takes awhile to download, but is well worth the wait.)
Join me on a field trip to visit the Felicity Ann during the week of December 5. Get acquainted with the little boat that proved that she was not too small to make a voyage across the Atlantic in 1952.
Ann Davison, a native of the UK, was the first woman to sail singlehandedly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1952 on a 23-foot wooden boat named Felicity Ann. Ann stopped over in Portugal and the Canary Islands before heading across to Antigua. Due to storms, she eventually landed in Dominica and subsequently sailed to New York and a hero’s welcome celebration. She wrote an account of her historic voyage, My Ship Is So Small, which is still available at some online bookstores and in some libraries. I’ve picked up a copy myself just recently.
Although Ann died in 1992, her small boat has traveled through many owners and has now landed, maybe for the last time, at the NW School for Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, WA. I visited Felicity Ann recently and although she is undergoing planking, there is still enough of her identity to see how small her cabin is and to see the bronze kerosene lights still intact on the bulkheads. The original intent was to restore her to her original lines through the work of the students at the school. Unfortunately, through budget cuts, the cost of the raw materials to complete the job had to be dropped from the school’s budget. Now her fate is up in the air. The cost is estimated to be $35,000. Continue reading