Robert is proud to announce that today he sailed Sebake around portions of the San Francisco Bay in a singlehanded fashion.
Robert recommends this New Yorker essay to aging racket sport players, parents, mortgagees, and those who are any combination of the foregoing.
If JFK chose MANITOU for her good looks and speed – who are we to argue ? Olin Stephens (Design No 99) drew her in 1936 from the same bloodline as DORADE and STORMY WEATHER for her first owner who wanted to win races – and she is at 62 ft a bigger boat than her sisters and offering more space and luxury below. Designed to sail well in both light airs and heavy weather; on the Mediterranean classic race circuit she has more than proven her capabilities in winning many regattas outright. The current owners have stopped at nothing in maintaining MANITOU to ensure she is probably as strong as she ever was and cosmetically immaculate.
Until last year there were only 14 known pentagons capable of being arranged to cover a plane.
In August 2015, mathematicians Casey Mann, Jennifer McLoud-Mann, and David Von Derau of the University of Washington discovered the 15th.
Very cool. If Robert ever buys bathroom/kitchen tile again, he’s using this.