The name Isabel means God’s promise. Isobel is the Scottish variant and also the name of a 75-foot sloop designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design and cold-molded by the skillful craftsmen at Brooklin Boat Yard. I don’t know if she’s God’s promise, but she’s a fast and captivating yacht.
Fans of Jackson Pollock would love a printed version of our GPS course from Brooklin to Castine, both in Maine. Like Pollock’s paintings, which appear to be made of randomly applied lines, drips and blotches that were actually quite intentional, our meandering course across an impossibly large area of Penobscot Bay also had a purpose. The techies from North Sails and Southern Spars were aboard Bequia to fine-tune the rig and evaluate the sails.