Welcome to another Wooden Boat Wednesday!
This week we pause to re-share some news from earlier this week by BBYRA Commodore Russ Lucas:
"In the interest of sharing cool stuff about our bay, I wanted to offer this link to a Scuttlebutt Sailing News article highlighting podcasts by Tom Darling called Conversations with Classic Boats. Tom was a rock star coach at MYC when I was young and helped lead a generation of sailors to love sailing. The podcasts include awesome interviews with Gary Jobson and Roy Wilkins about E Scows, A Cats, Sneaks and Ducks... "
The article mentioned offers links to two parts of a "Chasing Roosters" podcast that includes Roy Wilkins and Gary Jobson, the descriptions of which can be found below, along with the main article link:
In Part 1, we go down south to the Jersey Shore, where watermen have plied Barnegat Bay since the European-invasion of the 16th Century. These episodes show an all-star cast of the boats that Tom fell in love with: The E Boat or E Scow, A Cat, Sneakbox, and the Duckboat.
In Part 2, Barnegat Bay and the sailing haven of Mantoloking are our sites for exploring the home-grown Bay classes, Sneakboxes and Duckboats, timeless designs from the 19th century brought forward to the modern running of the Duckboat World Championships.
CLICK HERE to access the Conversations with Classic Boats piece that includes direct links to this wonderful podcast. Thanks to Commodore Russ Lucas and the BBYRA for bringing it to our attention.
Also note, the Toms River Seaport Society's Maritime Museum offers copies of the Chasing Roosters book and DVD combo for sale through its Ship Store. Email email@example.com for more details.
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