Newcomers to the Metal Boat Society were Norbert and Trudi Janssen on C'est si Bon, who came in their 42-foot steel sloop built by Feltz in Germany in 1988. We met them on the western coast of Vancouver Island last summer when we were both holed up for a storm. Fortunately, we could still set our shrimp traps, and we bonded over many a feast together. The Janssens met skating in a park in Amsterdam in the winter, and they sailed Dutch barges together in the summer. After emigrating to Australia, they sailed an 18-foot trailer-sailer for 12 years and raced dinghies. They found their current boat for offshore cruising in an estate sale and are only the second owners. Having grown up in wood-and-steel boats, they like their feeling of security and strength. Norbert, a former manufacturing engineer, and Trudi, who worked as a teacher, have kept the boat immaculate, despite logging many ocean miles from Australia to Alaska via Japan, and they were a wonderful source of practical information at the festival. In the women's session, Trudi mentioned that no standard seasickness medications, such as Stugeron (cinnarizine) or scopolamine patches, cured her symptoms, and she said that they almost had to end their plans before she found medication-a mix of an antihistamine, scopolamine, and caffeine-that worked. All are available online. Their future plans are to head for Mexico and beyond.