National Geographic : 1963 Aug
THE TECTONA ROLLED quietly along with a nice favoring wind. The big Indian-built ketch, picturesque with her tanned sails and sturdy blue hull, turned the Channel waters white as she sailed through them, and they raced behind her in a broad wake. Nearby rose the tall tower of the Ed dystone Light, with the sea washing fretfully 208 at its base. "Let's go in closer," said Tom Blackwell. "We can see the rocks." Tom, retired navy commander, owns the 83-ton ketch Tectona, then on the second leg of a wonderful Channel cruise that had al ready taken us from Cowes to Cornwall.* We had the same crew-Tom himself; sail *See "Cowes to Cornwall," by Alan Villiers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, August, 1961.