ROBERT AND REBECCA is a model ca. 1890 barquentine that sails under her own power. Captain Yo of Southwest Harbor, Maine, designed and built the 64″ model. She has working halliards, braces, sheets, reef tackle, helm, hatch, and centerboard. He used cedar, pine, and mahogany on the hull, using lead, bronze, and copper for the metal works. The twelve sails are made from cotton, hemp, and linen. ROBERT AND REBECCA is seen here travelling off by Gott’s Island at 2.3 kts. Find out more on his website, www.flamingfish.net.
Captain Yo of Southwest Harbor, Maine, designed, built, and launched this sailing model of the SANTA MARIA in Blue Hill Bay in October, 2011. He writes that the carved cedar hull is 33″ long and weighs 25 lbs. He made the spars from spruce and writes that the helm, rigging, and seven sails are fully functioning. More information is on his website, www.flamingfish.net.