About Us

We are Barb and Troy.

We presently reside in Buena Vista, Colorado. Barb works in the health care industry and Troy works in the water industry.

We purchased the S/V Egress in December of 2014. We shortly thereafter started this blog.


About the S/V Egress

She is a 1977 Bristol 29.9 Hull Number 28

the basic specs

Hull type: Fin keel
LOA: 29.92 feet
LWL: 24 feet
Beam: 10.2 feet
Draft: 4.4 feet (keel; 3 feet, 6 inches (centerboard)
Displacement: 8,650 pounds
Designer: Halsey Herreshoff
Water tank: 63 gallons
Fuel tank: 18 gallons
PHRF: 183

Motion comfort ratio: 23.36

The history.

The Bristol 29.9 was designed by Halsey Herreshoff, the grandson of the brilliant yacht designer and innovator Nathanael Herreshoff and a renowned yacht designer in his own right.  The above was pulled from the Wikipedia, article on Bristol Yachts, yet in the same article it shows, “The third generation Bristol yachts carried a decimal and a repeat of the second model number (27.7, 29.9, 31,1, 33.3, 35.5, 38.8, 41.1, 43.3, 47.7, 51.1). They came from the design team of Ted Hood, an America’s Cup designer. ” I also found that tCarl Alberg designed the company’s first boat, the Bristol 27. The Bristol Yacht Company was itself was founded by Clinton Pearson. Talk about an impression lineage! You can read more about Bristol Yachts here.


We are her third owners. From 1978-1995 she was in the charter fleet of the Apostle Islands Yacht charter association. From 1995-2012 she sailed the waters of the Apostle Islands. She was on the hard from 2012 until we purchased her and launched her on June 19th 2015. She has always been located in the Apostle Islands.

She is presently located near our future summer retirement home on Madeline Island in Lapointe, WI at the Madeline Island Yacht Club. Madeline Island is part of the Apostle Islands, a twenty two (22) Island chain located in Lake Superior. Twenty one (21) of the Islands are part of the Apostle Islands National Park and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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We plan on learning how to sail her amongst the local Islands and refit her until we retire. We then plan of circumnavigating Lake Superior the first summer after retirement and then Sail away to warmer climates for the winters. Our plan is to always return to the beautiful Apostle Islands for the summers, but one never knows which way the wind will take us.

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