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Photos of "Naciente", a Catalina 320 racer/cruiser.

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Which came first, "Naciente" as the name of my boat, or as the name of my web site?

Boat first. I was looking for a unique name for a sailboat, all the interesting French (my only other spoken language) names having been chosen by others multiple times. So I opened up a Spanish dictionary, looking for a word which had "internal harmony".

Naciente was it. A word which parallels renaissance in French and nascent in English, it satisfied exactly my requirement for a word which "sang itself", and identified my new "retired" state. (Pronounced "nah-see-EN-tay")