this is an amazing short documentary to showcase the art of wooden boat carpentry, as displayed at Emerald Marine, in Anacortes, Washington.
sailing is a state of blissful awareness, punctuated by sheer terror
HT: Mike Taylor (@DIY_Wood_Boat)
this is an amazing video that shows the step-by-step process that goes into making a Laser sailboat at the Laser Performance factory in Long Buckby, UK. there is a lot of hand work, with not much automation — it is an incredible process.
this is a great video shot by Alison Langley to show off a newly built Buzzards Bay 18 – the first built in over a hundred years. the wooden sailboat was built by Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine.
The Buzzards Bay 18 was designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1904 as the K Class design for Beverly Yacht Club. No original BB18 exists today. Alec Brainerd, at Artisan Boatworks in Rockport Maine, built the first one since 1904 from the MIT Herreshoff plans. This video tells the story of building, launching and sailing the BB18 “Uncas”, one of the sweetest Herreshoff day sailers you’ll ever see.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, (1900-1944) French writer, aviator, (The quote is attributed to Saint-Exupéry; however it appears in only one distinct American translation of “Citadelle.”)