I decided to enter my Petrel into this year's Woodenboat Show Concourse d'Elegance. I am pleased to report that I ended receiving a nice 1st place mug in the professionally built manually powered boat group. There were a lot of beautiful boats there so I feel quite honored.
The show was held at Mystic Seaport this year under sunny skies. It is nice be talking boats among so many beautiful craft. I really enjoyed the chance to talk with so many people who had built or were building my designs, as well as those who are planning to. The word is that the show will be at Mystic again next year. If you were unable to make it this year, it is well worth the effort to try to attend next year.