Mariners’ Museum Curator Talks About First Windrider Sailing Experience
In this sample audio clip, Jim interviews Lyles Forbes, who is the chief curator at the Mariners’ Museum, in Newport News, Virginia. During the entire interview, Lyles shared about an exhibition that is (at the time of this recording) about to be opened at the museum. It encompasses some incredible stories of survival … after sailors had to abandon their ships at sea. He also talked about the vast collection of multihull-related materials the museum has been able to gather in recent years.
In this very short YouTube video/audio (below) Lyles winds down the conversation by talking about the first time he ever sailed a Windrider trimaran. It was a 16-footer. And after that experience he had to go out and purchase one for himself.
He intimates that multihulls have sort of ruined him :-)
Anyhow, the longer audio clip at OutRigMedia features him talking about a couple that was tossed around in (gulp) 70-foot waves, which is one of the stories featured in the new exhibit.
Yikes! Now I have to head to the Mariner’s Museum this summer and check this thing out.
The complete interview is a part of the series entitled, Multihull Conversations with Jim Brown.