Simple - Vanessa Mae!  I love this song.  It has lots of life to it, and somehow the word conveys the feeling marvelously.  I knew for a while that one day I had to name a boat this.  The Contra Dance is a North American version of a Ceilidh, and I love Ceilidh dancing.  I met Naomi at a Ceilidh, so everything fits!  I imagine that when finished and sailing, she will be lively, fresh and bouyant!  We like to think we are positive, lively fresh people, we love a good Ceilidh, so this name seems perfect for us.


 Vanessa Mae nailing Contradanza


The North American Contra Dance 


The wikipedia articles for Contradanza, and Contra Dance