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Stolen Child

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