The match-up between "Norfolk Rebel" and "Pride of Baltimore 11" was far from even
I have sailed in this race on three different boats, all of my design. They were the 60ft "Ancilla 11", the Hout Bay 40 "Adventure" and the Shearwater 45 "Apella". This year there is another Shearwater 45 competing, the near-identical sister "Moonbeam". These two boats were built alongside each other in Cape Town, where they were owned by friends and business colleagues. Now they belong to two different friends, Dan Hall and Mike Ritenour.
|Shearwater 45 schooners "Apella" and "Moonbeam"|
|Shearwater 45 Challenge trophy|
1) Hunter Gall, good friend and client. He reworked my 3D model to prepare it for 3D printing as a half model.
2) Philip Gurecki and his company Accurate Machine. He did the 3D printing of the half model.
3) Kevin Agee for the beautiful piece of sapele mahogany for the back board. This is an off-cut from the toerail of his new 27ft sportfisherman that is nearing completion in York County VA.
I will be sailing in the race this year on "Moonbeam" with owner Mike Ritenour, two of my friends and whatever other crew Mike manages to Shanghai on the wharf. My two friends are surfing buddy and cruising sailor Scott Page and accomplished single-handed circumnavigator Anthony Steward.