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Eric Sorensen is chief steward and executive director of the Experience Mistral Project, a Seattle Center for Wooden Boats programme to give people a chance to be involved in the sailing, racing and upkeep of a classic wooden sailboat.
A 1939 sloop built on Seattle’s Lake Union, Mistral is an example of designer Ben Seaborn’s work and an emblem of Center’s mission to keep Northwest maritime traditions alive. Eric says she’s also the best ride this side of the, though I think I’d prefer Mistral any day myself…
Here’s his excellent weblog:
Eric suggests also that many people might be also interested in the progress of Bill Van Vlack and Stephanie Kavanaugh in caring for another Seaborn boat, Nautilus: