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    Aleutka 25 - Donation

    Dr. John was also a member of the US AC design teams & cruised his Aleutka 25 to Hawaii, Alaska & the Caribbean & wrote the first testament on self-steering
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    Aleutka 25 - Donation

    Twin keels. Not Twin hulls. !
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    Aleutka 25 - Donation

    Don't just Google his name - Read his book. He was one of the Golden Globe entries - Sir Robin Know-Johnson was the winner. It was in that race that Chay actually learned to sail! Rowed the Atlantic - maybe 1st not sure with his Marines Regt Captain.
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    Aleutka 25 - Donation

    It was the guy who watched the working-class, Geordie, self-taught sailor, ex-marine sergeant, Chay Blyth attempt the world's first, non-stop, singlehanded circumnavigation W to E. He was wrong - Chay is now Sir Chay Blyth.
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    Aleutka 25 - Donation

    Hi Jud, Thanks I will try that. For the cognoscenti - This design is probably the only sailboat in the world to have a mountain named after it. John Letcher & friend (actually 2 couples) sailed to Glacier Bay - one of the pics is taken there - they climbed a mountain that had a number assigned by geological services and they requested recognition of their ascent from US Mountain Climbing Assoc - then a request through Congress (I think) to have the Alaska numbered peak named Mt. Aleutka. Now the mountain has a name - the Aleutkan Islands are Russian!
  6. I know there are lots of boats being donated. I tried but no takers so far. My next choice is disposal. The Aleutka 25 is a unique minimalist cruiser featured in Chapter 5 of Ferenc Mate's book, "Best Boats to Build or Buy" She is in San Diego. I have attached a post I made on Cruisers Forum & a pic
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    North American Mini Fleet

    A good question - probably no one simple answer. To race a Mini PHRF doesn't take any additional effort if clubs do not insist on an existing rule that excludes boats under 25'. It seems as though most, if not all, clubs today recognize the reputation of Minis for their seaworthiness and speed. But, Minis get poor PHRF ratings so skippers who want to "win", rather than compete aren't keen on PHRF races. Duncan Gladman had the satisfaction of racing his proto 415 DH'ed alongside a fully crewed TP52 off the W coast of Vancouver Island in the VanIsle 360. That's the kind of experience most Mini skippers relish in PHRF races. Clubs are willing to create a Mini class if they get 4 or 5 entries. The B 1-2 for example. But the Mini owners have to get organized and co-operate. That has been a problem. The US Mini Class started in 2007 (approx) did get a website up and running but the organization didn't survive beyond the "teething problem" stage of development. The SH Transpac and the B 1-2 are the only two long ocean races that have attracted a handful of entries. I think the only Mini Class race that has been held in NA was the West Coast race - Victoria to San Francisco. If we can get the owners talking to each other, and if we can locate all the unused boats, maybe we can strengthen the activity around Annapolis and San Francisco. I have an idea to help get the older boats racing. But I need contact information for more owners. Do any SF forum readers know if #72Miamti is still sitting on her trailer at the Berkeley Sailing Centre? Does any one know where in the Bay area Jeff Dingle's project boat #773 Peregrine is? Race organizers are will to establish a Mini class
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    North American Mini Fleet

    Thanks, I will change owner's name for 839 728 David Pronos Zero from San Diego is racing on the Classe Mini circuit in the Med and is not returning to the US - so have taken her off the list. Another boat in Europe taken off the list is 252 Myrna Minkoff. That is a great pity as Ryan Finn sailed her in the 2007 B 1-2 and still holds the three records for the Mini class - 1st in SH leg 1 86.31 hrs, DH leg 2 in 121.9 hrs and overall 207.5 hrs
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    North American Mini Fleet

    Thanks for the info received Two more changes: The correct name of 751, Joe Cooper's Wylie, is Bushranger not Bushwhacker! 577 WAFI, built by Drew Wood, is now named Biohazard, owned by Jerome Sammarcelli and listed for sale here on SA for $120,000 Does anyone know if 72 is still on her trailer at the Berkeley Marina?
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    North American Mini Fleet

    Thanks, One more Mini enrolled, but need more info on this boat entered for 2017 B 1-2: #831 Trouble No Trouble S- Pogo 2 Brian Gray (Need home port info)
  11. I have been absent for some time but am back with an interest in North American Minis again. I will bring NorthAmericanMiniTransat.com back to life too very soon. Not to import boats but to help with the sale of used boats and share info on Minista news. My old list of NA Minis needs updating and I would appreciate help to make sure it is accurate. If anyone has any updates to the fleet I would greatly appreciate it if you would post a note here. North American Mini Fleet # Name Year S/P Designer Skipper & Location 72 Miamti 1991 P Lombard Jean-Yves Lendormy, San Francisco, CA 112 1993 P Magnen Jack Boye, Portsmouth, RI 175 Pogo Loco 2000 S – Pogo 1 Rolland Philippe LaVille, Stoke, QC, Canada 176 Hydraplay 1997 P Romanelli Justin Hickey, ??? 179 Josephine 1993 P Petegehm ??????? 252 Myrna Minkoff '99 P Finot Ryan Finn, New Orleans, LA 305 Reve Bleu 2000 P Rolland Laers Malburg, ??? 332 Genasun 1991 S – Pogo 1 Rolland Alex McVay, Boston, MA 415 2003 P Berret-Racoupeau Jay Sharkey, Newport, RI 433 Liquid Flight 2004 P Manuard Brian Caldwell, Honolulu, HI 447 Running With Scissors P Dix 1 Sam Ausmuss, Clear Water Shores, TX 524 Team Reaching Kids P Dix 1 ??? PA 530 Daisy Cutter 2004 P- Mod Zero Lombard Sean McGinn, San Francisco, CA 574 Pocket Rocket '06 P Rogers Emma Creighton, San Francisco, CA 575 Acadia 2006 P Johnstone Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum, CT 577 WAFI 2006 P Rolland Phil MacFarlane, San Francisco, CA 578 Reach Now 2010 P Rolland Denver Hopkins, ??? 655 OGOC 2006 S-Zero Lombard Dianne Reid, Toronto, ON, Canada 656 2006 S-Zero Lombard John Saul, Sausalito, CA 670 Poco Loco 2007 S-Zero Lombard Taylor Cuevas, San Francisco, CA 675 2007 S-Zero Lombard Tim Seifert, St. Johns, ND, Canada 680 Minimus 2007 S-Zero Lombard Nathan Baron, Kingston, ON, Canada 693 2008 P Dix 2 Dave Christianson, Phoenix, AZ 702 Frogger 2008 S-Tip Top Manuard Chtristian Reimer, New York, NY 705 Vache 1995 P Finot-Richardson Kendall Fitrell, Annapolis, MD 710 2008 P Dix 2 Sam Ausmuss, Clear Water Shores, TX 714 Koh Samia 2009 S-2win Schickler-Tagliapetra Santiago Reyero, San Diego, CA 718 Benjamin 2006 S-Super Calin Magnan Guy Hernandez, Levis, QC, Canada 726 Antidote 2008 S-Zero Lombard ?????, Montreal, QC, Canada 728 Aria 2008 S-Zero Lombard David Prono, France 749 Rakko 2008 P Dix 2 Sylvain levesque, ???, QC, Canada 751 Bushwhacker 1999 P Wylie Joe Cooper, Newport, RI 752 EKO 2009 P Rolland Sam Ausmuss, Clear Water Shores, TX 773 Peregrine 2009 S-M65 Owen-Clarke Jeffrey Dingle, Berkeley, CA 783 Glloq 2009 P Gibault Nicholas Gibeault, Ottoburn Park, QC, 806 S-Pogo 2 Tony Leigh, ????? 829 Abilyn S-Pogo 2 Josh Reisberg, ???, NY 837 Team Wichard '?? S-RG650 Vernon Hutzler, ???? 839 Libra S-Pogo 2 Gregory Saramite, ??,CA 853 Voodoo Child 2013 P Dix 2 ??? BC, Canada 855 Uptown Girl 2013 P Dix 2 John Keightley, Aldergrove, BC, Canada
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    boatbuilding

    Come on Ze - any sign of the sap rising? Time for an update
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    boatbuilding

    Hi Zeyang, Happy New Year. Nice pic, but ... Why no info on the lady-boat-builder? Do you sign a non-disclosure agreement? A
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    boatbuilding

    Zeyang, Thanks for this thread. Best wishes for a great Christmas holiday. Looking forward to 2011 & your progress reports - keep the pics coming, NAMT
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    boatbuilding

    Are you ready with an update for October? Hope all is progressing well with the boat building (I do like broccoli, honey & veggies but am thirsting for boat news).