Folkboat EIRA - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-27-2004
pirateofcapeann's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
Posts: 373
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
pirateofcapeann is on a distinguished road
Folkboat EIRA

Hey Jeff, Eira is in September''s Woodenboat! She hit the water on July 24th with all due ceremony. She’s not sailing just yet but they’re trying to make the Gloucester Schooner Festival over Labor Day weekend. Gosh, doesn’t she have a tall rig! Watching how Fred put her back together over the past couple of years has given me a greater appreciation for owning one of his boats! Eira may not have been built originally for blue water passage making but should Fred’s son Tommy decide to enter her in the 50th anniversary of that famous first Transatlantic race that Val Howells sailed her in, he should have no questions about her strength!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-27-2004
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,564
Thanks: 5
Thanked 92 Times in 69 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Folkboat EIRA

I just got my copy so I will have to take a peek.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-06-2004
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
coondogger is on a distinguished road
Folkboat EIRA

Are we talking about the original Eira that sailed in the first solo transatlantic race?
I wouldn''t mind seeing that boat.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-06-2004
pirateofcapeann's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
Posts: 373
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
pirateofcapeann is on a distinguished road
Folkboat EIRA

Why yes we are! Send me an e-mail and I''ll reply with some pics, or get September''s issue of WoodenBoat!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
international folkboat phrf??? coondogger Racing 5 05-18-2007 02:49 PM
IF Folkboat help!! FrigateBird Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 11-10-2004 08:24 AM
Folkboat Eira pirateofcapeann Gear & Maintenance 1 12-29-2002 04:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:12 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.