– by Bill Collinson
This past fall, Bill Collinson rescued an older Thistle sailboat from the Eastport boatyard. This boat (Hull # 3015) was owned and sailed by BLYC junior sailor Austin Miller for several years around 2010 in the I-LYA Traveler Series and Junior Bay Week regattas. After moving on from junior sailing, Austin donated the boat to the BLYC junior program and, unfortunately, it has sat unused since. Bill, along with David Paligo spent much of this past winter restoring – resurrecting – this boat. Look for it on the water at the Mean Green Regatta on Buckeye Lake on April 24th this year!
Read or download Bill’s write up below.