Today we said a sad good-bye to our Thistle Class sailboat, Madam II, #3818. We had this boat built in 1989, it has a custom teal blue color with a white "whale bottom" and teak woodwork. It is truly the most beautiful boat on the starting line! She now has a new owner that lives somewhere in Georgia, I'm sure they will enjoy sailing her as much as our family has.
Sometime before the end of this year, OK, within the next 15 days, we will be the proud owner of Thistle #4000. This special boat was offered by raffle and we purchased her from the raffle winner. So our new boat is technically a used boat. She is almost finished being built and we are all very excited for the upcoming sailing season. I was hoping for the name Madam III, but the new boat color is white and it will be named RED.
Our first Thistle was #2031, Madam.