Re: Annual Fun Race in the Whitsunday's - Australia --Pequot came in 1st!
- The plans for Dragon are not available, at least not in the Atkins's
home page, you can see some more photos of her in the photo list of
the Atkins page:
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, davy riggs <titanicslim@...>
>wife's brother. -Artemus Ward
> "Dragon" doesn't ring a bell in my head. Can anyone
> link me to photos or drawings?
> --- Peter <peter_curwell@...> wrote:
> > In the Annual Fun Race held here recently PEQUOT, a
> > Dragon design of
> > William Atkin in 1925, came in First in the Gaffers
> > Section. There
> > were only three boats in this section, one a steel
> > hulled gaff
> > topsail schooner and the other a timber gaff
> > schooner of around 50
> > ft.
> > We got a good start and were first across the line
> > and ahead of the
> > others. A gaff ketch 55 ft in length was in a
> > different division and
> > overtook us just before the offshore mark which we
> > all turned around.
> > To lead a 55 ft yacht for nearly half the race shows
> > how good the
> > design is. As the wind was lighter this year we had
> > all five sails
> > flying - including 3 jibs - one of which wasn't
> > setting that well
> > (and that is our fault!). We reached a maximum speed
> > of 7.2 knots in
> > winds of about 14 to 18 knots which is good going.
> > And what is more important she is a beautiful yacht.
> > Hopefully one of the latest photos will be
> > downloaded under the
> > Pequot photo section for you to enjoy.
> > Those who are doing all the rebuilding or planning
> > have to have
> > something to look forward to?
> > Best wishes to you all.
> > Peter
> I have given two cousins to war and I stand ready to sacrifice my