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.
Amen to that...Cheers,Gery O.Seattle
all of the news services as wellas the boston globe are calling the"mya" a sloop !!!no wonder this country's going down the drain !
Yup. I've also seen MYA described in some press stories this week as a Concordia yawl.
What a a glorious craft to take out on your own! Bravo.
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.
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.
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.
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
Whatever. She'll never sail again as sweet without her Skipper...
Boat's Name: MYA: Auxiliary sail Owner: Edward M. Kennedy Home Port: Hyannis Port, MA Yacht Club: Hyannis Port, MAYear Built: 1940 Type: Keel schooner LOA: 50' 0" LWL: 38' 3" Displacement: 13.5 Beam: 12' 6" Draft: 6' 6" SA: 1127Designer: Concordia Co. Builder: Duxbury Boat Yard Place of Build: Duxbury MA Power: (1) 20-hp Westerbeke Diesel Official No.287719
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