4 — Team Pieced Together Sailer: Pierre LaRochelle aboard his 15’ Egret


I have been involved with boats since I was seventeen years old when I enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, where I served for 6 1/2 years as a Boatswain’s Mate. Now that was a long time ago and ever since then I have been in love with boats for the last forty plus years. In 2011 I launched a 15 foot Devlin Egret sail and oar skiff, fashioned more like a dory with a shallow vee bottom. Anyway, I have been dreaming of taking my egret on an adventure and this years Raid just turned out to be the year for me to realize a small boat adventure.

My boat is a Devlin Egret which is a 15′ Stitch and Glue Hence the name (“Pieced Together Sailer”) Dory/Skiff rigged with a 75 SF Spritsail. I spent countless hours building her to a standard only I can really appreciate. She is set up for Sailing, Rowing, and she even has an outboard well which I added as an after thought and have since determined an un-necessary feature for such a small boat.

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