Hello all DCA members
I Just join the DCA to exchange with British/US/al-over-the-world Boat fans.
I am 69 (already ! ) ex financial manager (last job in Zambia) , living in a village 5 miles N of La Rochelle . I am also the treasurer of the "Voiles et avirons dans les Pertuis" an assoc with "sail and oars" boats based in Port-Neuf ( a suburb of La Rochelle)
I Build a Goat Island Skiff (GIS) in 2013 called TAKKA which I enjoyed very much . Besides , she looks like our "Plates" and is confortable in our waters ( Ré -Oléron - AIX ) despite a tendancy to "slam" in the waves due to her flat sole . I might go to your "Irish raid" with this boat ... and/or meet the DCA folks driving down to La Rochelle in September 2018.
French - age 69 -living near La Rochelle (France)
Builder/User in 2013 of a Goat Island Skiff named TAKKA.
I like the GIS. It looks like a fast and capable boat with an interesting rig. I have built two plywood sailing dinghies and also renovated many other boats. I am British but I have lived for 17 years in France (and worked here for some of that time). I am now retired.
I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you and some of your voile-aviron colleagues when I bring my boat to the Charente Maritime in September.
"Salvo" - 1963 Tricorn dinghy designed for coastal cruising
Conchil Le Temple