The Mystery of the Sapping Speed

It wasn't until his 30-footer came to an abrupt halt that CW community member Foster Fanning discovered the cause of his disappointing boatspeed. "Community Spotlight" from our March 20, 2008, CW Reckonings

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With his first mate, Catherine Brown, Foster Fanning explores the inland lakes and coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest aboard his S-2 9.2C Aquila.Foster Fanning

Foster Fanning could be the poster child for the CW community. His Logbook is jam-packed with forum posts, photos, a video, Port Experiences, recipes--brief history of the oyster, anyone?--and some hilariously self-depracating Log Entries.

Members of our PG audience might shy away from Foster's poem, "Saga of the Wooodwind Rock," which posits the burly 56-year-old dangling off a bow in his tighty whities, but the whole family should get a good laugh out of his Log Entry, "Why Would I Ever Tell This Story?" The entry relates a comic consequence that occurred when this seasoned cruiser entered a windward-leeward race with an 18-pound anchor on the bow of his S-2 9.2C Aquila.

To read the Log Entry, click here.

To visit Foster Fanning's Logbook, click here.