Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Best of Saltaire Sailing: Mentors; Crew mates, and Fellow Goddard Trophy Laureates:

A veritable Hall of Fame of Saltaire Sailors recently encountered one another briefly in Saltaire:

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Shown above from left: Lee Lapp, Patsy O’Shea (Skipper) and Adrian Lapp teamed up to win the Goddard Trophy in 1960, sailing the Sea Lapp. Far right, Edie Whitney Watts, the first ever Goddard Laureate, took the trophy as skipper of the Sambo in 1946.

Anchored in the distance is Charley and Will Lapp's sailboat, the Konstellation. They all still have that championship look.

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