‘Amatasi’ – A Labour of Love
It will come as no surprise to those that know me personally or through this blog that the “Gleda’ Project’ is all about pursuing a dream to live better and contribute more by doing things that excite me, things that I’m passionate about. I’m constantly learning and working my way towards my goal and to that end I’m currently working through a book called Screw Work, Let’s Play: How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for it
The somewhat flippant title belies the serious content within and the premise of the book is simple – Do what you love and work becomes play. Make no mistake, this isn’t about slacking, quite the contrary. To be successful is going to take a lot of hard work but here’s the thing, if you’re doing what you love, if you’re in ‘flow’ it becomes fun.
The other day when I was catching up on news from the Wharram community I came across an item about the launch of ‘Amatasi’ which as I’m sure many of you will already know, is the Wharrams latest design. She’s a 27ft environmentally friendly fishing boat, she’s already won awards for her design although I had to smile at the following quote in the press:
“The boat has been hailed by industry leaders as a radical innovation in design”
Given that James designed and built a boat sharing a very similar design back in the 1950’s it’s taken them a while to latch on!
Anyway my main point is this, James has been described as the most prolific boat designer in the world and he is in his early 80’s, Hanneke of course shares much of the credit for the designs and in the ‘normal’ world would have retired years ago. But no, here they both are, still designing, still sailing and still innovating, still doing great work. I admire and envy their continued enthusiasm and energy and you can witness it in the photos and video of ‘Amatasi’s’ recent launch at Devoran. I wish them many more years of the same and thank them for their inspiration.
You can see photo’s of the launch HERE
You can see a short video of the launch HERE