Annie Laurie had to look her best. Not only was the 87-year-old commuter yacht going to the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport, but the voyage would be the first for her new owner, Mike Fazio.
Dawn Riley is one of the most successful racing sailors in the world. In 1989-90, Riley was the watch captain/engineer on Maiden, the first all-women team in the Whitbread Round the World Race (now the Volvo Ocean Race). In 1993-94 she returned to the Whitbread as the skipper of Heineken, leading the only all-women team in that race.
Windjammers were the workhorses of the late 19th century, designed to ferry large volumes of cargo around the world on prevailing winds. Generally built of iron or steel, with three to five masts and square sails, they were slower than clippers but much roomier.
Capt. Jonathan Boulware started his sailing life in traditional small boats at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, where his father worked, and was for many years a tall ship skipper. As a captain and educator he has sailed the waters of New England, the North Atlantic, the Caribbean and Southern California. These days, Boulware has the biggest command of his career, at the helm of the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. As executive director Boulware has returned the museum’s focus to the waterfront, to the ships and piers that built the Big Apple, and to vibrant programming both ashore and afloat.
Terry Ingels’ first command was her own 25-foot Cape Dory sailboat at the mouth of the Chesapeake at age 18. Her most recent was an 82-foot Viking sportfisherman that cruised between the Viking factory in New Jersey and New England. In between, there have been Browards, Burgers, Palmer-Johnsons, Lazarras, Westports, Deltas, Sunseekers and Feadships — some as large as 150 feet.
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