While on a visit to the Bay Area
in 1992, Geoff Ashton was walking the docks in Sausalito, stumbled
upon Bird Boat Row and fell in love with the unique 70-year-old
Bay Area classic. He
decided that one day he would move here and race a Bird Boat
on San Francisco Bay.
Eight years later he joined a Bay Area engineering firm,
married his wife, Miriam, and found Hummingbird languishing
in the Delta in a sad state of disrepair.
In Geoff's program to recommission the boat, the first priority
was making the hull structurally sound, then adding the deck
gear and running rigging, all done by Geoff, Miriam, Geoff's
dad and the crew.
Hummingbird has new frames, new stem, new keel,
And a full set of new Pineapple Sails, which, according
to Geoff, has Hummingbird pointing "like no
other." He is solidly in first place this
You can get your boat humming... the first step is to buy