Thanks to Roger who once again sent a Christmas card featuring a pastel drawing by Roger, of his Melonseed skiff Three Cheers, which I hope he won't mind me sharing
Roger writes "There she is! A pretty, little skiff, heeled on the edge of the breeze - a taut, striving creature alive with energy and purpose."
The Melonseed is an east coast US gunning skiff, recorded by Howard Chapell in his book (I think) American Small Sailing Craft and is a stunningly pretty example of American flare in boat design and building.
Many thanks Roger.