|These are gaff rigged, a style not used too often anymore. The one on the left is about 140 feet long, while the one on the right is only about 100. These are Bill's best estimates of size.|
There had been posters up all over town announcing a regatta. Bill walked down to watch on three days, I went twice. These were no ordinary boats, however, they were old wooden masted beauties from between 1890 and 1940.
|Two of the smaller boats.|
The boats were wonderful to watch, even if there wasn't much wind. The regatta is a traveling one, as they were in Monaco the week before and left here going to Cannes. Bill wants a job sailing on one next summer.
|Au Revoir! Enjoy Cannes!|