Brad Robinson and "The Price of Victory" were recently featured in the July issue of Deephaven Life magazine, a monthly magazine for the community of Deephaven, Minnesota:
"Brad Robinson's first glimpse of an A Scow sailboat was when, as a child playing along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, he saw Gene Gluek and his son, Bob, sail by on Shypoke. It seemed to Robinson that the boat sailed over the water rather than through it – and that image stayed with him. Many successful sailing seasons on smaller scows later, Robinson began racing A Scows in 1980 when he joined Jud Dayton, Edmund and David Chute, and Jock Pillsbury to crew on their boat Incredible. With a length of thirty-eight feet, a flat bottom and top speeds of over twenty-five knots, A Scows require experience and precision from their six-member crews. Robinson learned much from his time on Incredible and soon bought his own A Scow, which he named Victory. Successful seasons on Victory, however, were colored by Robinson's concern over flaws in the A Scow's hull and deck design."