The July issue of Practical Sailor Magazine (Vol. 38 Number 7) opens with a plug for the Friendship Sloop Gathering in Rockland. If you don’t know this magazine, they purchase boating equipment, test it and write objectively about their findings. While they cover very little to do with wooden boats, the magazine is a trusted resource for anyone looking to purchase boating gear from inflatable life jackets to anchors. The magazine accepts no advertisers and seldom endorses events, so it is a real plug to be mentioned by this excellent and respected resource.