Velsheda

A Day On Velsheda, a delightful message surprised me, a voice from an event now far astern.

Velsheda

I’ll share some of it here with you.

Gordon:  We met many years ago when you, Bruce Idiens and I were guests on Velsheda for the day.  We picker her up from her tender just off Southampton Water, perhaps on the edge of The Solent and sailed to just off Poole.
It was a sunny day with light breezes.  There was a large party on board and so she didn’t have big jibs up.  We all were offered a few minutes on the wheel.  I recall that it was a little bit like driving a bus with a loose link in the steering.
You rode a bosun’s ladder to the top of the main mask to take photos of the deck from that perspective and I took photos of you up the mast from the deck.  You sent me the photo below (4” x 6”) of your painting of Velsheda in exchange for my photo slides of you up the mast in the chair.  I still keep your photo of Velsheda in a clear plexiglass holder near my desk in my den.
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