Obsession? What obsession? I’m fine.
Well, first thing’s first. Everyone will tell you to go here first: www.flicka20.com (a fella named Angus Beare runs it, but from what I understand, he’s sold his beautiful Flicka, Caraway). It’s a great site, but it isn’t updated; many links go to 404’s. Checking out the site map is helpful. While you’re there, you’ll want to download all the newsletters, which you can put on your iPad, and then read them at night when you can’t sleep because you’ve got Flicka Fever. The newsletters are a lot of fun, full of trip reports and great photos.
There is also a great Yahoo Group that’s very much worth joining.
I have a playlist of YouTube videos related to the Flicka 20.
Reviews of the Flicka 20:
- Blue Water Boats
- Sailing Magazine (2011)
- Angus Beare gets sassy at John Vigor (I love this post)
- Blog post on Flicka 20 from Bill Hogan about heavy weather sailing in a Flicka (tl;dr: it went well)
Articles on sailing small boats:
- Not about the Flicka specifically, but about small boats: Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better. The boat they sail on is a Pacific Seacraft 31, an example of which Greg and I toured in the summer of ’15. We loved it. It was like a larger Dana 24. The only thing I didn’t love about it was the wheel. Tillers or nothing.
- The Advantages of a Small Boat