Sailing Ellie alongside my friend Andrew's beautiful Navigator Wren at the Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza Crooza around Marrowstone Island, Washington was a real treat.
Andrew did a magnificent job building Wren. Her beautifully varnished seat tops and laminated tiller are especially beautiful. I love her colors, and envy the batten arrangement in her mainsail, which allows the main to be dropped without removing the battens, unlike mine. Comparing boats was a learning experience for us both, as we pondered each other's ideas. There are more photos of Wren here.
The Palooza and followup cruise were both fantastic. We had every kind of weather, which made the trip quite interesting. It was great meeting John Welsford again, albeit briefly, as John was quite busy tending to his Scamp Camp.
For more photos of the Pocket Yacht Palooza and Cruise, click this link.
Can't wait to do this again next year!