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    Dick Carter design boats

    Maybe the prettiest 42 footer ever!
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Maybe, but in looking at the pole height, trim and where folks are, I doubt they are racing here. This was a top line program and as I recall from those days they never looked that casual on the race course.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    BTW, They never raced with less than about 10, and more for buoy races. These boats were NOT designed for shorthanded racing and needed rail meat like any other race boat! I am guessing this was not taken during a race-was more likely a photo shoot. Gorgeous boat - can you stand up in it - that freeboard looks pretty low for a flush deck boat. Well, those things were pretty heavy, I bet it's got a lot of body below the waterline. Not only is it a gorgeous boat, but they're sailing it with 7 people. That's cool. Shucks I know people who think you need 7 on a J-24 FB- Doug You might need to see your optometrist, cobber...there's more than 7 in plain view Hey! That 8th guy was below when I counted earlier! FB- Doug
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Serge, Wildflower was indeed a Chance 40 footer rating about 1 ton(30.5 version). She has a daggerboard and was a very pretty and FAST boat. She lived in Annapolis in the late 70's. Any pics of her would be a great addition to this thread!
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    I think YMT already cleared this up, but the Scaramouche which did Tranpac was not the S&S boat, it was a 40 something designed by none other than YMT. Completely different boats with the same name. I do not think the aluminum boat ever raced on the west coast-and certainly not during the time she was on top of her game (the 70's)
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    The first Celebration WAS a sister to Firewater and were both 27.5 1 Ton's. They came the year after and were developments of Rogue's Roost, sailed by Bob Barton (then with Horizon Sails), a one-off which I think was Cook's first IOR boat. The 40' Celebration was later. The story is that this design was the basis of the NY 36 by W.D. Schock.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Gurney 33 Hotfoot Anyone got pics?
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    Chicago Area III

    You left a mark! Go figure...not sure if I'm coming back for leg 9....
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Actually Albatross was an Ericson 36, not a 33. The 33 was a frac rig. Thanks for a GREAT THREAD!!