Tom Wilson racing British Swan 44, Selene
Credit: Ted Martin/Photofantasyantigua/Antigua Sailing Week
You know when you hear that name and you get an emotional response. You remember her, she was important to you, but now she's gone.
No, I'm not talking ex-es, I'm talking boats. Not ships by night but ones you've spent time with, got to know and now miss.
I got that feeling when I read this article about Antigua Sailing Week which showed the image above, a lovely Swan 44 called Selene.
Now I know Selene a little having sailed her from Cascais, Portugal to Gibraltar. Owned at the time by a friend of a friend, it was part of a delivery from the south coast to Malta for the Mid-Sea race.
And a very nice delivery cruise it was too, stopping every now and then to sample the cuisine of Spain and Portugal.
Since then she's been sold but every now and then I hear of her. I think its ok to admit that.
I wouldn't like to become a boat stalker.