Going with the Creative Tide

Paul Fairweather
4 min readDec 5, 2022
Watercolour of man in small boat with red and white spinnaker
PRIONI + SCRUFFIE (original watercolour Paul Fairweather 2022)

Have a 16ft wooden sailing boat called Prioni. It is a Scruffie: a lot like its owner.

Once a quarter, I partake in a little regatta run by a friend at Talburpin Point, Redland Bay. There is a varied fleet of small boats, many of them wooden but few, if any, of the same class.

Tony has devised a unique course and scoring system. The fleet starts together, and the first boat to a…