This afternoon I finished reading John Howlett’s book – ‘ Mostly About Boats’.
In the last chapter, acknowledging the experience at his disposal – (a lifetime sailing and having designed a number of his own boats), he describes the boat that he would now build for himself. One that he could sail single-handed if need be.
Remember, he was writing in 1956, when he was in his sixties.
He gives a sail plan:
I looked at the plan and thought, *Surely, I’ve seen a boat with a sail plan like that recently. . .”