~ June, 1984
After 18 years of sailing Trinket, she has been sold.
Here's the next new thing.
The photos were taken by (and scanned by
when the technology became available a bit
more than a decade later!) Bill Schwittek.
Bill & Helen were out with Dave &
Peggy Bergeron on the Bergeron's power boat
Peggy's Pool to witness the
start of the 'bipolar* regatta', an impromptu
race from Malletts
Bay, VT to Valcour Island, NY by a bunch
of sailors from work.
After the race, we rafted up, partied a lot, then tried to
sleep that night at Sloop Cove on Valcour Island. Somewhat to
our surprise, the weather turned really nasty overnight well in
advance of the forecast, and we tested our family ties, our resolve,
and a bit of the rigging on the way back the next day. In spite
of my fears, the family did go sailing with me again after that.
* In 1984, the engineers, chemists, physicists, etc. working in the
semiconductor business knew bipolar as a type of
transistor, not a brain