No. This is Dick Newick's Three Cheers for the 1972 OSTAR, sailed by Tom FOLLETT and then campaigned by Mike MAC MULLEN until boat and skipper were lost at sea in the 1976 OSTAR. Found here: http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/50 multis/G N0 Three Cheers.htmIs this the original Three Cheers, modified?
That boat was built in Newick's back yard from the Constant Camber molds that were used for the SIB (Simple is Beautiful) Fish Truck. The guy who built it had worked on the Fish Truck project and drew up his OSTAR racer to use the CC panels and Dick was there looking over his shoulder the whole time. When the little 35'er won its first Trans-At (TwoStar '86) Dick was there at the finish and when a reporter asked the designer/builder what the design was he sort of sheepishly gave his name upon which Dick spoke up and gave the effort his blessing that it could now be known as a Newick/XXX 35. The boat went on to win the '88 OSTAR and I think that photo was in the '92 1Star skippered by Brian Thompson. I lost how many class wins she eventually had in the various Trans-Ats. Just for the record, the Constant Camber was a collaboration between Dick Newick, Jim Brown, and John Marples so TRANSIENT had three very capable and proud Grandfathers.Looks more like an altered Kelsall, definitely not Newick?
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She is, as others have said, a Chris White designed Hammerhead 54 but she was once owned by Dick Newick, so not the original but related.