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Friday, October 31, 2014
We had a good Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race earlier this month on the Shearwater 45 "Apella" and even won our class. I wrote about it in an earlier post, with some of my photos from the race. What was missing was race photos of the boat that we were sailing. The chairman of the race committee sent me two nice ones today, taken from the start boat while boats were preparing to start. Thanks to Bill Mellen for these photos.
Dan Hall's schooner-rigged Shearwater 45 "Apella".
This year "Apella" gained an asymmetrical spinnaker to help her in the reaching conditions. Next year she will have a fisherman staysail added, to fill in the gap between the masts and add power for beating and reaching.