Lucia and Bob Knight coming into the dock at Buck's Harbor in our new-to-us 34' Alden cutter built in 1941, Owl.
The Encyclopedia is rushing along with entries pouring into my office in Blue Hill, Maine. I then assign one of our Editorial Board members the task of editing each entry and we all learn how to put together this groundbreaking book.

We are still looking for writers to cover Japan and South Africa. If anyone has any leads, please get in touch with me.

The press releases I sent out last February are beginning to appear in nautical magazines. Cruising World, Peter Spectre's column in WoodenBoat, and Asian Marine all carried blurbs, and Soundings mentioned us in their review of the Yachting History Symposium at Mystic Seaport Museum at which we spoke last March.

We're pleased to report that four new people have joined our Editorial Board: James Jermain of Yachting Monthly in England; John Rousmaniere, author of many nautical books including The Annapolis Book of Sailing; Jack Somer, author most recently of Ticonderoga; and Walter Voigt of Deer Isle, Maine who is working closely with me on mostly European entries.

And we're up to 128 Subscribers to the Limited Edition of the Encyclopedia - only 72 more to go!