Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Nat Herreshoff's Wee Winn lives again



We had a visit from Winifred, the reincarnation of Nat Herreshoff's half rater design of 1892, Wee Winn, built in 1999 and now in the command of proud owner Brian Corbett and have enjoyed a week of lovely weather and ideal sailing conditions for this extremely fast little yacht.


It seemed a good idea to challenge her for a trip round the Isle of Shuna, so off we went.



By the time we reached Shuna Sound Winifred was almost out of sight.


Passing Shuna Cottage, soon to be threatened by a massive 600,000 capacity salmon growing "farm".


Finally, a little history from the Detroit Free Press, 1896:




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The Wherrymen
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