Last year Clas­sic Boat magazine’s Edit­or, Dan Hou­s­ton, called to ask if I’d mind the magazine run­ning some mater­i­al from our encyc­lo­paed­ic Cruis­ing Hints by Fran­cis B. Cooke. Well of course not! I sent over the book and thought no more about it until the August CB arrived, and there is Fran­cis, with a spread on nav­ig­a­tion lights of yore, still rel­ev­ant to today’s clas­sic cruis­ing sail­or. Else­where in the issue is a sec­tion called New Clas­sics—and there we are again, with the new Lode­star com­pany vehicle Teal, writ­ten up and pic­tured by Stef­fan Meyr­ic Hughes with build­er Fabi­an Bush and her proud owner at this year’s Beale Park Boat Show. And darn me, if there isn’t Teal again photo-bomb­ing boat­build­ers Fabi­an, Jamie Clay and Colin Hen­wood at the same event, on page 19. This could all go to our head…