was launched at noon on Tuesday, May 17 at New
England Boatworks. It was bright and sunny, warm,
ESMERALDE in the slings
and ready to go...
Above, Dorsey offers a
tip of Mount Gay to Neptune to ask for safe passage for
ESMERALDE and her crew during her voyages to come.
And then she is
lowered into the brine for the very first time!
Above and below, Hall
Spars delivers and, with the NEB crew, steps the rig.
Below, after a long day Dorsey and Bruce
settle into their comfy new
Fabric Products (thanks, Paul!)
interior, and right, fellow Sabre owner (402 SKETCH,
2003) Peter comes aboard to welcome ESMERALDE to the