Preview: The Sterns of Brooklin Boat Yard

May 18, 2012

Eric Blake

,w76 "Wild Horses" sailboat stern

It was this very stern that did it to me. About 16 years ago as I walked down the dock of Falmouth Harbor in Antigua, Wild Horses stopped me dead in my tracks. I remember Molly, anxious for a rum punch after a long day of work, pulling at my shirtsleeve. I just stood there and stared as the light played off this yacht's subtle curves and tht inset rail running along her sheer. I was completely captured. The creation of such shapes starts on the drawing board, but without a doubt is fine-tuned on the shop floor. Being able to have a look from different angles is key to getting it all right. I think

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