One of the jobs that was not in my original list and that was not even in the works “postponed” for budgetary reasons, was the
In the world of boats when you buy something that says marine, even if the same product is used under a different name in other
Established that eventually the reason won and I, with a lot of suffering, postponed the start to the next year; with the next posts I
After a long time I finally update my blog. Maybe someone imagines me in the ocean at this time, and I wish with all my
I am conscious (probably not completely) than it will be tough and the many obstacles I may face, also beacuse i am immune to sea sickness and my experience is limited.
But I strongly believe to succeed and will invest all my resources and my energy in realizing this dream.
Was 1986 and on a sunny spring day I realized that I would find my answers in the sail. Gianfranco, Lydia and their son Michele Ciacci came to visit my father and told us the adventures of their last six years on a sailboat, the “Seagull” which from Chioggia brought them to Australia. Their eyes illuminated with joy and enthusiasm dazzled me and I understood.
“Strider” is an Invicta 26 built by Taylor of England in 1968, so it’s older than me. The keel is long, a feature which should ensure a remarkable stability of route, with transom hung rudder. The displacement of 5130 lbs is considered heavy, with 45% of weight in the keel means that it behaves very well even in rough seas. The pencil is to E. G. van de Stadt famous designer active in the ’60s and ’90s and provides an excellent overall balance without sacrificing performance.