Classic Sail 2019 Calendar
Classic Sail 2019 features sailing craft ranging from traditional working vessels and cruising sailboats, to exciting America's Cup contenders of the past. Kathy Mansfield, whose work is found in nautical magazines, including WoodenBoat, Classic Boat, and Water Craft, brings together American and European boats in this very enjoyable pan-Atlantic collection.
Sailboats and locations featured in the 2019 calendar include:
Chips is a Universal Rule P Class yacht designed by Starling Burgess in 1913. Recently restored in Maine, Chips now sails in Mediterranean classics races.
These two ketches are sailing in the fog near Camden, Maine: Mermaid is a Sparkman & Stephens ketch built in 1957. Abigail is a John Alden design built in 1956.
The Lady Anne is one of four beautiful 15 Meter Class William Fife gaff cutters now restored and racing again. She was designed by Fife and built in 1912 at the Fife yard in Fairlie, Scotland.
Three stunning New York 32s, and one of Olin Stephens’ favorite designs, Isla, Falcon, and Vitesse were all built in 1936 and still race very competitively in Maine.
The 108-foot gaff schooner Germania Nova was built in Spain in 2011 as a replica of Max Oertz’ successful Germania of 1908. Though in 2017 she ran down our press photo boat after our engine failed as she tacked our direction, we all escaped unharmed and still find her quite beautiful.
Aloha is an American Universal Rule R Class yacht, 37-feet 8-inches long, designed by Edson B. Shock in 1923 for the Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club. She now sails in Mediterranean classics races such as les Voiles des St Tropez
Zephyrus is one of the sixteen 24-foot keelboats designed in 1924 by Ewing McGruer and built at the family boatyard, all still racing enthusiastically on the Gareloch, on the River Clyde in Scotland. The Gareloch One Designs, known as GODs, are all named after Greek gods.
The gaff cutter Moonbeam III, or Moonbeam of Fife, was built at the Fife yard in Scotland in 1903 of teak planks on elm frames
An exuberant sail! Marga is a 10 Metre Class by the Swedish yacht designer Carl Oscar Liljegren and launched in 1910 from the Hastholm Boatyard near Stockholm. Recently restored by Technomar on the River Tiber near Rome, she marks a resurgence of interest in this once famous class.
The Howth 17s of Ireland are considered to be the oldest one-design sailing class in the world. Aura was built in 1898 and sails here during the Semaine du Golfe event in Brittany, France along with other Howth 17s, including a new one built at the Skol Ar Mor boatbuilding school in Brittany.
Mystery was designed by Joel White as a Center Harbor 31, built by Maine’s Brooklin Boat Yard in 2005; Anna is a Sparkman & Stephens design, built at the same yard in 2007. They sail here in the Castine Regatta in Maine.
Mashnee is a beautifully restored Buzzards Bay 30 built at the Herreshoff yard in 1902. Here she sails near a fog bank during the 2017 Castine Regatta in Maine