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The rivalry between the Novies and the Gloucestermen went on for many years. Two excellent recent books on this topic: Caught in Irons by Michael Santos and A Race for Real Sailors by Keith McLaren.
In Nova Scotia they still have their priorities in order - BLUENOSE II is undergoing a major rebuild. Meanwhile here in Massachusetts our historic schooner, ERNESTINA, ex EFFIE M. MORRISSEY is struggling to survive. And in Virginia, the beautiful new replica pilot schooner VIRGINIA has been decommissioned for lack of funding.
Never sail closer to the wind in degrees than your age