We have named our sailboat "Stolen Child" after the poem by William Butler Yeats. The poem is about a human child who is lured away to live with the faeries -
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping
than you can understand.
The boat is really the faery and Nancy and I are the stolen children. We've been lured away to the water and the wild, away from the world full of weeping. You can read the full poem here. You can also hear the poem read by Tomas Mac Eoin with music by the Waterboys by clicking here. This is a copyrighted recording, so please don't copy, just listen and enjoy. The entire album this recording comes from is really great and you can buy a copy from Amazon by clicking here.
The boat is a 1985 Tayana Vancouver 42 aft cockpit cutter rig. Technical specs are listed below:
|Length Overall||41' 9"||Sail Area||1,009 sq. ft.||Limit of Positive Stability||133 degrees|
|Length at Waterline||33' 0"||Mast Height||60' 10"||Capsize Screening Value||1.56|
|Beam||12' 6"||Water Tankage||200 gal|
|Draft||5' 10"||Fuel Tankage||140 gal|
|Displacement||29,174 lbs||Designer||Robert Harris|
|Ballast||11,800 lbs||Engine||33 hp Yanmar 3QM30|