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Capt Suz & Tybee Rowe sail the SOBX of North Carolina~

04 June 2024 | Boatyard
04 November 2023 | Cedar Point, NC
08 October 2023 | Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, St. Michaels, MD
03 October 2023 | Cedar Point
20 June 2020 | Hammocks Beach State Park, NC
23 October 2019 | Peletier Creek, NC
19 July 2019 | Peletier Creek, NC
12 October 2018
08 October 2018 | Emerald Isle and Fort Macon, Bogue Banks, NC
08 October 2017 | Emerald Isle, NC
08 August 2017 | Bogue Inlet to Shackleford Banks, North Carolina's Crystal Coast
13 February 2017 | Sparrow
08 May 2016 | Beaufort, NC Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Competition
17 April 2016 | New River, Jacksonville, NC
04 September 2015 | MHC, NC
21 June 2015 | Crystal Coast - NC
21 April 2015 | New River, Jacksonville, NC
07 April 2015 | envoyage from MHC to Jacksonville, NC
20 August 2014 | Morehead City, North Carolina

Been a While- We're Back!

12 October 2018
capt.suzan wallace
(photo from 1972 onboard 51' yawl, 'Ole', Dad & I)

I realize it's been quite some time since I posted and it would be remiss to not explain the fallout.
I lost my father, Captain James Wallace in the Fall of 2017 and spent most of 2018 sailing on other folks vessels, attempting to surround myself with other sailors as I grieved the loss of my Dad.

As I traveled to far off shores, my grief heavy, it was the only thing I knew to do, to feel closer to him. So I flew off to England and sailed on an 110 year old wooden studio boat, the "Golden Vanity" along the SW coast of Devon. The crew & guests were there for one mission, and that was to paint the coast and enjoy our aesthetic voyage in good company!

I also returned to an American sailor's mecca, Mystic Seaport. Stayed aboard a tall ship and gave a small craft Watercolor workshop with a dear friend. Meeting new fellow sailors and browsing amongst all things maritime at their Wooden Boat Show improved my mood tremendously!

And my last long distance destination was to sail and carve up the coast of Maine! It was this trip that brought me full circle back to the woodworking and craftsmanship skills my Dad brought me up on. But while I was sailing their fleet of catboats in the evenings and carving Sparrow's transom board for days, the Wooden Boat School brought me full circle to the joy of boat ownership and why we sail!

These are the things my Mom & Dad taught me as I was raised sailing on old woodies. Set goals in the distance, challenge yourself to go somewhere new, go with good folks, be welcoming to new friendships you'll make along the way and always allow the experience to make you grateful for the life you have lived~ _/)

Love you Dad!
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Vessel Name: FINCH _/)
Vessel Make/Model: 1986 Menger 17' catboat
Hailing Port: Cedar Point, NC, USA
Crew: Capt Suz & Tybee Rowe
About: Tybee Rowe has earned a bona fide "boat dog" title. As he enjoys being on the boat but not in the water~ As for me, the seas in my veins & my tradition remains~
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A lifetime of boats have fueled my dreams: 11' cat-rigged Penquin 16' Hobie catamaran DN Iceboat 26' Seafarer sloop 41' Corinthian trimaran (liveaboard) 23' San Juan sloop 23' Venture of Newport cutter 17' O'Day daysailor Native Watercraft Kayak 14' Hobie catamaran 14' Hilu proa Mistral [...]
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FINCH _/)'s Photos - Main
Restoration of 1986 one owner catboat
2 Photos
Created 25 May 2024
Various restoration projects to bring TWINKLE back to being a sweet sailor~
1 Photo
Created 3 October 2023
Decided to attempt to put together a collage of all the "beautiful swimmers" I've had the privilege to sail upon~ _/)
7 Photos
Created 20 January 2022
5 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 8 August 2017
The SPARROW's mission is two-fold: to document for beauty and science.
7 Photos
Created 4 September 2015
s/v SPARROW enVoyage
12 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 12 September 2013