A quick note for all you potential Scamp owners. Just four short years ago, the John Welsford Scamp came off the drawing board and today, it might be the most popular little homebuilt sailboat around. I hear that last Saturday (the 16th of August) John flew in from New Zealand to Mystery Bay, Marrowstone Island, Washington State to celebrate his creation with Josh Colvin (Small Craft Advisor), several Scamp owners, crew and fans.
Below are a few photos of the event, provided by our good friend, Marty Loken. John Welsford is sailing with Josh Colvin in hull #1.
I'm tempted to excuse these diminutive boats as mere whimsy, but sometimes whimsy is just what is needed. All you need for proof are the huge grins on this crowd.....
More photos of the first Red Lantern Rally can be found here.