This is the first sailboat I’ve seen on the pond in many years, and a good sight it was, too — so colorful, and so swiftly gliding over the water, with just that one, small sail to propel it.

It looked to me like an inflatable raft, and I wondered how it could have a centerboard, needed to stabilize a sailboat in strong winds winds and currents. My neighbor assured me that even though it was inflatable, it did indeed have a centerboard. OK…I’ll take that on faith.

The owner looks like he may have a few of the comforts of home aboard. I wonder what music he’s listening to? Whatever it is, I doubt it can best the natural music of the wind, water and birds. Anyway, my hat’s off to him. I’d like to see many more sails on the pond.

The photo was taken June 16, 2012, at 3:06 pm.

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