L to R: Robert Bériault, Anthony Johnson ( the proud new owner), Michael Camps, Aaron Camps “I can’t envisage spending the rest of my life without a sailboat,” wrote Anthony in an email. For the past fourteen years he had enjoyed an arrangement with his British friend Ian, which allowed Anthony to use Ian’s Hallberg Rassy 39 in exchange for managing the boat. Since April, when Ian put the boat up for sale, and for the first time since childhood, my Trinidadian friend was in t
In twelve hours from now I’ll be at the Ottawa airport, waiting to board a plane for Antigua. Recently, my friend Anthony wrote: “Robert, I can’t envisage the rest of my life without a boat.” And true to himself, this sailor, who is pushing 80 years of age, went out and bought a boat located in Antigua. I was one of the lucky ones to be picked for crew to assist him with the 600-mile sail to Trinidad. It will be a fairly quick trip, as Anthony needs to be home by December 15.