In a previous post, we announced that Zingara was purchased by Stephens Waring principals Bob and Paul and will be cruising and racing in Maine this summer under the stewardship of the pair at times and either of them with their families at other times. We signed off that piece with a “watch this space” announcement so fellow watchers here we are.
You’d think that being owned by such knowledgeable sailors with immense industry experience, Zingara’s spring launch would pass without a hitch. Right. As most snow-belt boat owners know, spring launching is a dance of the wicked with Mr. Murphy himself conducting the orchestra. Despite knowing all the moves, Messieurs Stephens and Waring were not fully protected from the occasional misstep as Spring wore into early Summer and launch day approached. Read on.