Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mya

Senator Edward Kennedy
sailing his 50' Concordia Schooner, Mya, by himself.


Sir, we wish you fair winds and a following sea.

12 comments:

Vigilante said...

Absolutely! And plenty of grog in the locker, too. We're pulling for you, Senator! And trimming sheets! May Mya always be leeward boat and on starboard! Her proper course is not to reach the finish line before dawn breaks over America.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that...
Cheers,
Gery O.
Seattle

captaind said...

all of the news services as well
as the boston globe are calling the
"mya" a sloop !!!
no wonder this country's going
down the drain !

Tillerman said...

Yup. I've also seen MYA described in some press stories this week as a Concordia yawl.

Team Gherkin said...

What a a glorious craft to take out on your own! Bravo.

Litoralis said...

The first time I was proud of Ted Kennedy was when I found out he went sailing the day he got out of the hospital.

bonnie said...

Aw, that ain't no schooner, no-how. I looked on the Intraweb thingy and I know a schooner looks like this.

Which of course leaves me wondering how the heck me and everybody else who worked on the whatever-kind-of-boat-thingy-it-was Adirondack could've all gotten so confused. But life's better with a puzzle or two.

Seriously though - nice post. What a incredibly sane reaction to such dreadful news. All the more reason to go sailing.

Carol Anne said...

I am reminded of the Jimmy Buffett lyric, "I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead."

I have known so many people who have continued to live their lives rather than sit around waiting to die, including a couple of sailors who have been near and dear.

Ted, do not go gentle ... go sailing instead.

jfloyd said...

Kennedy's "Mya" looks like a "schooner" to me...falls into the basic definition of a 2 masted "schooner" w/ mainmast aft...or, as commonly defined: "A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel having at least two masts, with a foremast that is usually smaller than the other mast(s)..."
If I'm wrong please educate me...thanks

Vigilante said...

Whatever. She'll never sail again as sweet without her Skipper...

Seafarer said...

Boat's Name: MYA: Auxiliary sail Owner: Edward M. Kennedy Home Port: Hyannis Port, MA Yacht Club: Hyannis Port, MA
Year Built: 1940 Type: Keel schooner LOA: 50' 0" LWL: 38' 3" Displacement: 13.5 Beam: 12' 6" Draft: 6' 6" SA: 1127
Designer: Concordia Co. Builder: Duxbury Boat Yard Place of Build: Duxbury MA Power: (1) 20-hp Westerbeke Diesel Official No.287719

Vigilante said...

Deus gubernat navem

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