In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2023

Klara, the Somes Sound 12 1/2 designed by John Brooks, follows the tradition of a sturdy, elegant daysailer – the Herreshoff 12 1/2. It’s immediate predecessor is Joel White’s Haven 12 1/2, which has often been built using cold molded construction. Like the Haven, the Somes Sound has a foreshortened lead keel with a drop through centerboard, making it more easily trailered and launched. I began building her 5 years ago; I am currently finishing the tiller and spars in the Boat Shop at the Northwest Maritime Center.