I have a sailboat. Her name is Tyche.
So what’s Tyche? I mean, who’s Tyche?
Tyche was the Greek Goddess of Fortune, Chance and the non-predictable. We’d call her Lady Luck. She was the personification of Hope, Luck and Wealth, a capricious dispenser of good and ill fortune. She was portrayed holding a double-sided rudder that could steer men to good luck or bad. In archaic Greece Tyche was considered to be the daughter of the god Oceanus and ruled the religious beliefs of sailors who often had to rely on her. Tyche was, therefore, also revered as the savior of sailors from the dangers of the sea, thus the association with chance and luck.
So I thought it really a terrific name for a boat.
This Tyche is a twenty-foot 1973 Ensenada sailboat. The Ensenada 20 is a great sailboat for day sailing and extended cruising in protected and larger waters. She sleeps four.
This boat has sailed the Chesapeake Bay and her tributaries. The beauty of the Ensenada is that although she has a 4-foot draft when the centerboard is down; pull it up and the draft is only 12 inches which allows cruising back river areas and places other boats can’t go.
She’s a great gal, more like a goddess. Tyche even comes with her own trailer. It won’t be long until she’s ready to be turned over to a new owner.