What did the Designers sail?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by cmdr pete, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. cmdr pete
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    cmdr pete New Member

    I'm curious what sailboat designers used for their personal boat. From what I understand:

    Capt. Nat Herreshoff designed for himself the 26' "Alerion III"

    When he was 76 and living in Florida, he sailed a 30' K/CB "Pleasure"

    Joel White sailed a Bridges Point 24 called "Ellisha"

    Carl Alberg sailed a 26' Pearson Commander named after his wife "Alma"

    Anybody have any information about the personal boats of prominent designers, past and present?
     
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    "Pleasure"

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    Raggi_Thor Nav.arch/Designer/Builder

    Jay Benford sailed this one mostly it seems:

    (from http://www.benford.us/index.html?aboutdesigner.html)

    34' x 11' topsail ketch Sunrise
    - Jay's home from 1974 - 1984
    based in the San Juan Islands,
    home ported in Friday Harbor,
    WA. Moved in 1984 to
    Chesapeake Bay and cruised
    there and up East Coast for
    another year before selling
    her. Built in 1973
     

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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Most of us sail at the OPBYC (Other People's Boats Yacht Club)
    :)
     
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