Atalanta lives on an end tie in Shilshole marine, where I can see her every time I enter or leave by boat. Even tied to the dock, she looks like a freight train. And I mean that in the best possible way. Cascadia used to be on another end tie nearby and was the only boat in the marina that could outshine her.Atalanta story: 2016 Pac Cup. We're racing on an Express 37, kite up in prime surfing conditions. There's a boat way back on the horizon dead astern. All day they're gaining on us. Slowly getting bigger and bigger. Around 2 am they pull up along side. We're going 9 to 12-13 in surfs. They're going at least 3 knots faster. When they get abeam, they throw on all the lights, deck lights, cabin lights, everything and then sound the air horn. It was kind of like a sailing freight train. Unforgettable.
IIRC there was a third sister to those boats as well.Blackfin is basically a half sister to Ondine III (Currently Atalanta). Atalanta is in very good hands and condition in Seattle. Blackfin was in the Philippines last I knew and having a hard time of it. Tropical Salt water and deferred maintenance are not good for aluminum boats.