More than once it has been implied that Tiffany and I were a little nuts to take an old wooden boat with a gaff rig offshore -- not to mention around the world. And it is true that I can't think of anyone in the last twenty years that has done so aside from some larger sail training ships. Here is my argument as to why a traditionally built, gaff rigged boat is not only the obvious romantic choice but also the most logical and practical choice for offshore sailing. (As published in the September issue of Classic Boat)
1/14/2017 01:59:58 pm
I can't seem to bring up your story. My reception here is often poor.
Captain to be
1/29/2017 01:24:48 pm
Can you advise how much this trip cost, what are you doing now that you have returned?
Peter A, Sweeney
5/14/2017 01:04:16 pm
Thank you my wife and I are buying a 34 foot windward. Plan on living aboard and sailing around the wrold. Danielle was concerns about it but reading your story helps.
8/31/2018 12:21:18 pm
Cheers Bruce and Tiffany!
9/5/2018 08:19:19 am
Hi Alix, Sounds like an interesting project. Tiffany and I have thought that if we ever did get a slightly larger boat it would be an Ingrid. Good luck and send me a link to your videos if you have time.
9/5/2018 10:36:10 am
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Bruce Halabisky is a wooden boat builder and sailor. He and Tiffany Loney are the owners of Vixen.