Book about the legends of yacht design – discovery from flea market

Friday was dedicated for shopping! But for me as an entrepreneur who will save every cent for this project that meant flea market. That was my Black Friday!

This weeks tragedy was that tea cozy was burned because the tea pot wearing it was placed to a hot stove in the tiny kitchenette! The shopping solved the problems, new cozy and shelves.

The bonus was a book called “You are first” The Story of Olin and Rod Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens by Francis S. Kinney. The flea market was just about to close and I didn’t riffle the book at all. At home I noticed that in the back cover image Olin J. Stephens receives a Marine Aluminum Ocean Racing Trophy in year 1968. That was by chance also the year when our original Li was launched!

The book presents the designs of S&S with lots of interesting images and stories. I read of course first the chapters about centreboard yachts Palawan IV and Finisterre!

Shopping in flea market

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