Saturday, February 14, 2015
'VIRTUE' - VERTUE CLASS NUMBER 61
This is a special example of the Laurent Giles designed Vertue Class. She is Number 61. Her name is 'Virtue'. (With the "i" rather than an "e" [ There is a whole story about that for another day ] ). The pedigree of the Vertue Class yacht is impeccable. (See Post Below 06/02/2015 ).
'Virtue' was built of Cor-ten Steel in the land where they are exceptionally good at building steel boats of all sizes (Probably because they have chopped down all the trees ).
I like this video for three reasons.
1 - The owner is obviously so very proud of his little ship. I can feel that. I understand that.
2 - I like the piano accompaniment.
3 - It proves that this anecdote (below) is not just some sort of urban (or marine) myth.
"One of my most vivid memories of a Vertue is of trying to catch a halyard that had come adrift and was just out of reach. "Here - use this!" said the helmsmen, and handed me the tiller as the boat sailed on. "