I’ve been a member of RPNYC for over 10 years. I live out on the wall at the entrance to Clyde Quay – keeping a close watch on comings and goings. I’m almost 45 years young. Doug Peterson designed me back in the 1970’s and I was crafted in the Salthouse Boatyard for Cavalier Yachts in 1978 so I have pedigree!
I like nothing more than a run for the Rum on a Friday evening and, finally, last week my crew got it together! Speaking of which they are a varied bunch. With Dave Hasting’s help I love hosting recent grads from the Academy. This week it was Mark – nice job Mark, I’ve taken a real shine to you and you’d be welcome back any time. I also had Kate on board for the first time on Friday and hopefully I’ll see you again soon too. My longest relationship is with Beth – who’s been sailing with me on bow for many years – together with Chris.
This year’s been a bit different. Chris has hung up his lifejacket and passed the helm to George – a graduate from the Academy in 2019. Together with Alex, Simon, Claire, Ganesh – and sometimes Sophie – that’s my crew. I did get some exciting news this week. I have a new folding propellor on order and Brett’s making me a new main. I just can’t wait to get back out on the harbour – 45 and dangerous!!
Thanks to the Club for your work in hosting my escapades – and best regards to my friends in the fleet.
Love, White Cavalier.