This site is a tribute to the boats and their designer Paul Johnson.
Click for short video of Paul and great music by Mishka!
Paul Johnson first arrived in Bermuda in the mid-sixties. He was sailing an ancient
eighteen footer that he rebuilt to cross the Atlantic. He called her "Venus", and he caused quite a stir not only in Bermuda
but everywhere he went in the tiny craft.
Over the years Paul has continued to visit Bermuda. In his wake he left quite
a legacy. A total of 13 boats of his design were built on that small island alone!
His boats have been built all over
the world, and through the years I have met many owners/builders. They are a talented and diverse group. I have always imagined
what a Venus only regatta would be like. Sadly because of distances involved etc. it never happened, and most likely never
will. It is for that reason that I decided to build this site. Maybe one can think of it as a kind of "virtual regatta", and
one that will never end!
Continued on the FAQ page.