Here we have neighbor Cynthia Stroud’s beautiful Frolic pulling at her mooring line in windy Great Cove on Tuesday (May 21). As usual, Frolic was the first sailboat to moor in the Cove this Spring and remains the only one there as of today.

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She’s a “Luders 16” sloop. That is, she’s part of a class of graceful boats designed by famed naval architect Alfred Edward (“Bill”) Luders, Jr., and is a little over 16 feet long at the waterline (26’4” overall length). These boats originally were designed in 1934 for junior sailors, but have become favorites for many highly-experienced sailors who love to race vintage boats. (Brooklin, Maine)