Rough Day At The Office

Rough Day At The Office
Sailing upwind in 22knots at the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice, France

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Build it and they will come.

In September 2009 I traveled to Newport, RI for the 6 Metre Worlds to shoot the regatta and produce a "coffee table book" on spec. it was a bit of a gamble because no one has pre-bought the book, but the gamble paid off and the international 6 Metre class loved it and it is selling like hot cakes. Think in retrospect that it might have been good to produce a calendar also. The 6 Metre owners and crew are a great bunch of people who I hope to join again sometime soon for another fun event. My thanks goes out to Bill Doyle who helped me with so many things in the regatta and getting the word out about the book and Manda Faye Dunigan who designed the layout.
Here is just one of the comments that I have received so far on the book:

Hi Paul,
"I have just received the 6 metre world cup book you have produced.
Congratulations on a wonderful production, as a printer I appreciate the quality of stock used and graphic layout.
Of course to have Scout feature as she does is a real buzz for all of us who were involved with the project of getting her to the regatta, which we enjoyed immensely.
She is now safely home on her mooring in the Mahurangi harbour ready for some summer sailing while we contemplate the next world cup in Helsinki"

Kind Regards
Martin Farrand (caretaker of the Scout)

I was recently in San Diego for Christmas with Bobby and the owner of the 6 Metre Sprig (Greg Stewart) invited Bobby and I for an evening sail. How cool is it to sail on one of these beautiful classics? Not a huge amount of wind, but a lot of fun lining up with Johnny Smullen in his "one design"
Thanks Greg, we really enjoyed the sail and the wine.

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