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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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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)

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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)

I wanna say he's in Virginia? Definitely Chesapeake Bay.

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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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Libra isn't owned by gregory, he borrowed it form Przemyslaw who raced it in the transpac the previous edition. both great guys!

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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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831 Pogo2 is now owned by Brian Grey, sailed out of Annapolis.

415 is now owned by Rob Mills, sailed out of Annapolis

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837 Team Wichard owned by Vernon Hultzer sailed out of Annapolis

802 owned by Tony Leigh sails out of Stamford, CT

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That's a lot of boats, how come not more activity?

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That's a lot of boats, how come not more activity?

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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Good luck Adrian,

 

here in the Netherlands we have a little ships race, solo or dh, max length 25 feet, they sail yearly to the UK, an overnighter.

Good platform to make minis race with other boats.

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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?

 

Hi,

 

Glad to see NAMT will be back to life! My Mini is for sale but not for $120K (which is the replacement value established after the survey in April 2016). The boat is listed at $94,750. Open to negotiation if new owner buys directly from me and not through the broker (yachtworld). In the meantime, I love the boat. First solo race this year was a warm-up (50nm) where I finished 2nd, 3 min corrected behind an Open 50 :-)

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Does anyone know if 72 is still on her trailer at the Berkeley Marina?

 

I believe 72 is still there...at least, she was last year.

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714 Koh Samia 2009 S-2win Schickler-Tagliapetra Santiago Reyero, San Diego, CA

 

 

714, 2WIN650 is in Summerland, CA. Gary Paudler is the owner and was going to fix her up after Santiago lost the keel off the coast of Marina Del Rey in March 2011. At the time, I was building the Pogo 2s. Talking to the 2WIN650 architect, we figured out a way to replace the lost keel with a Pogo 2 keel.

When closing Open Sailing (and therefore stopping the production of the Pogo 2 in the USA), I supplied Gary with a spare bulb and a cast iron foil, including the molds to complete the repair of the boat.

​I haven't talked to him in a while...I will email him and see if has done any progress or if the boat is simply abandoned.

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USA 831 is a Pogo II originally called C's Folly

Now called Trouble No Trouble (TNT) sailed out of Annapolis.

I'm interest in helping revive mini fleet. I belive Josh Reisberg (Abylin) was the former president of NASA Mini Association. Not sure if he is still active as he is trying to sell his boat.

Lmk if I can help. I don't go on the web often but will be more diligent if there is an active forum.

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Diane's 655 was sold to another Canadian on the lake, can find out whom.

 

HW

 

 

Sold to a guy named Gerry sitting in Bronte harbour.

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yeah....I've looked at that a couple times but I can't afford proto...looking for a classe boat. Thanks for looking out for me though!

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2 hours ago, H3LlIoN said:

yeah....I've looked at that a couple times but I can't afford proto...looking for a classe boat. Thanks for looking out for me though!

It looks kinda...... tired

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Yeah...sad boat is sad. They said the keel damage was done with a travel lift while moving it around the yard.

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This mini650 (RG650) will be listed for sale soon

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Wichard...was wondering where that was.  I appreciate the heads up but I can't afford anything that says "Annapolis" on the stern. GLWS

 

Hey how come you guys never raced it?

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Oh.  Cool.  The class has you in two 1/2s, one of which was DNC.  What kind of events are you doing with it?  What's next?

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