24 – Team NISSE (Winter gnome gone wild): Nahum Gazell

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It’s a 17ft 1950 One off design by a Vancouver boat builder named A. Spit. I picked it up about 4 years ago and did a major rebuild. Mahogany and cedar ribs and deck over fir frames. Lots of original brass. Ecopoxy skin added during rebuild. Party lights, pirate flag and sea shanties included.

“Some years ago, never mind how long precisely, having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.” -Herman Melville I am an avid sailor, navigator and adventurer. I have spent most of my life near the sea and revel in its vast complexities and wonder. As soon as I could hammer two pieces of wood together I gained a love for wooden boats and their intrinsic beauty. I have owned and rebuilt a number of sailboats over the years. I only have a small racing background but have loved every minute of it. I look forward to joining this years raid crew. “May the breeze and rum be stiff but the shore and lassies be soft”

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