This Friendship Sloop was my first design commission after Boatschool.

Eric Dow and I built Defiance in 1975-6.

Defiance, Sail Plan

Defiance launched on Bridges point, Brooklin, Maine.

Defiance Launching

Defiance sailing out of Winthrop Harbor, Massachusetts in the mid-nineties.

Defiance, Sailing off Winthrop


  • LBP     21′ – 9″
  • LWL 19′ – 3″
  • Beam 7′ – 7 1/2″
  • Draft 3′ – 8″

Published by Antonio Dias

My work is centered on attending to the intersection of perception and creativity. Complexity cannot be reduced to any given certainty. Learning is Central: Sharing our gifts, Working together, Teaching and learning in reciprocity. Entering into shared Inquiry, Maintaining these practices as a way of life. Let’s work together to build practices, strengthen dialogue, and discover and develop community. Let me know how we might work together.

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