Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Red Lantern Rally

A quick note for all you potential Scamp owners. Just four short years ago, the John Welsford Scamp came off the drawing board and today, it might be the most popular little homebuilt sailboat around. I hear that last Saturday (the 16th of August) John flew in from New Zealand to Mystery Bay, Marrowstone Island, Washington State to celebrate his creation with Josh Colvin (Small Craft Advisor), several Scamp owners, crew and fans.
Below are a few photos of the event, provided by our good friend, Marty Loken. John Welsford is sailing with Josh Colvin in hull #1.
I'm tempted to excuse these diminutive boats as mere whimsy, but sometimes whimsy is just what is needed. All you need for proof are the huge grins on this crowd.....








More photos of the first Red Lantern Rally can be found here.

5 comments:

Bursledon Blogger said...

whimsy maybe but when you see that many people having fun you have to think John got it right with scamp

terrapintales said...

Until I sailed one of these boats, I wasn't sure what to think. Now I'm impressed. It's the biggest little boat I ever sailed. Impressive performance under sail. Darn hard to tip over.

-Bruce

Denis said...

Having chosen to build a low freeboard skiff with a head banging rig and limited storage, there's a lot to like about the Scamp. Like every one seems to agree on, they look like a fun boat to own. Maybe next time.

Pete said...

Here are some more pictures of the first "Red Lantern Rally" in Mystery Bay State Park on Marrowstone Island WA. https://www.flickr.com/photos/old_salt7/sets/72157646602921422/

doryman said...

Thank you, Pete. I've added your link to the article. Looks like a good time was had by all.