Tidewater Times April 2019

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The Mighty Mini

Global Ambassadors Adrift by Roger Vaughan “I’ll send an SOS to the world I hope that someone gets my Message in a bottle” ~ The Police and I’d been impressed. Now I had a chance to look at the underbody of this sleek design and study what made it so sea-kindly and maneuverable. Out of the corner of my eye, something else caught my attention. Propped against a wall of the shop was a rack of model sailboats: ten or more identical hulls

If you’re lucky enough to be invited to the annual open house at Mathews Brothers in Denton, Maryland, it’s a great chance to get up close with the elegant 29-footers they build. I spent a day on one while patrolling the Star World Championships held at Oxford’s Tred Avon Yacht Club last October,

Headed out to sea. 41