I can no longer remember the year but it was in the early to mid 90s during the Bayview Mackinaw race we were racing in 60 miles from the finish on the Ben 1ton Toscana, x-poltergeist going almost dead down in 25 to 40 kt with kites when we caught Endurance with kite and we said to ourselves we are not doing that well if they are still in front of us (we were right about that). But we caught them and shortly thereafter they broached and took the kite down which was the end of our contact. We had everyone on deck, in the stern, except by partner in the boat, at the time. Shortly after leaving Endurance we buried the bow with blue water covering the forward hatch and the most of the doghouse as far back as pit (when she poped out with out pitchpoling my partner promptly joined us in the back of the boat. We also set the all time high score (for us) on that boat of 26 kt when she came out leaving Endurance behind (even though she was crushing us on handicap). Great memories, Great times. I love sail boat racing.
Endurance. Roger Derusha, M&M. C&C 43. Chicago to Mackinac Race, MHS Section 1, rated 551.6.
Data above from 1983 scratch sheet booklet.
Roger's gone now, but the last I heard, his family was still sailing the boat.
Always thought the 43 was the prettiest production boat C&C ever built.