The magnificent John G Alden schooner DIRIGO II has been no stranger to major voyages over the years. The most recent epic began in March 2019 in the San Juans, Washington State, and continues now in the land of her birth, Maine, having transited Panama […]
Tag: classic sailing
In the mid 60s, pre-war ocean racers and fast cruisers still more than held their own in the classic long distance races. This is the Spanjer brothers’ John G Alden-designed 61ft yawl ESBRO VI, slogging it out to her heart’s content during the 1965 Chicago-Mackinac Race: […]
La Dolce Vita aboard the JM Soper/ Philip of Dartmouth cutter ZEPHYR in 1973. This archive footage released by the now grown up children you’ll see in this enchanting home movie footage may be the best proof that at 62 feet/ 18.9m on deck, the […]
Staying under cover inside with a warming drink and a good book or two and a comfortable chair next to a warm fire wasn’t an option, it was a necessity.