Boat Building Archives - West Wind Hardwood

Dorothy Sloop Gets Recognized

The rebuild of the 1897 classic sloop Dorothy by Robert Lawson and the Maritime Museum of BC is getting its long-overdue recognition with articles in the February publications of Wooden Boat and Classic Boat!

To top it off the boat has been nominated in the Classic Boat awards for Best Restoration Under 40 ft among 8 other nominees. Anyone can vote, and one vote per email address!

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Robert also sent us photos of a 13 ft skiff built between 1920 and 1940 by D T Jones which John Marston donated specifically to be Dorothy’s skiff. Dorothy’s original skiff was built by T C Jones in 1895, all that remains is its original backboard.

A Little Claim to Local Fame

A Little Claim to Local Fame

Jeanne Socrates was 76 when she set sail alone from Victoria, British Columbia, in October 2018, on her 38’ yacht Nereida. She returned to Victoria 339 days later, then 77, having sailed singlehanded non-stop around the world, becoming the oldest sailor to do so. On a previous circumnavigation, she also set a record as the only woman to have circumnavigated solo nonstop from North America.

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