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)
Bruce Halabisky is a wooden boat builder and sailor. He and Tiffany Loney are the owners of Vixen.