This photo shows Barquinho as she is being lowered into the water at Boat Haven in Port Townsend to embark on her sea trial with her new owner. It was one of the most beautiful March days ever seen in the Northwest, with temperatures in the 70's and a light easterly wind, just enough to fill her tanbark sails against the blue sky. What a sight!

She performed beautifully, as expected, and the sale was concluded later that afternoon. Now Barquinho can look forward to a season or two of cruising the San Juans and the Gulf Islands. The new owner plans eventually to buy a trailer and take her to Florida, where they will embark on the Great Loop.

Thanks to all of you who looked at our website, and especially to those who contacted us to express interest in our beautiful Barquinho.