SIGHTINGS re-stepped. Not long afterwards, owners Bill and Grace Bodle — who have spent countless hours restoring this 68-yearold classic — christened her with the name Eros, the god of love, lust and fertility in Greek mythology. She was built at Booke Marine Ltd. in England of teak planking over steel frames, and launched in 1939. Counting her bow sprit, she's 115 feet LOA, continued in middle column of next sightings page
pyewacket — cont’d race on her last summer in the Long Point Series from Newport to Catalina and back. Even then, she’d sail upwind at 11 knots in just six knots of wind, and would close reach at 17-18 knots in just 16 knots of true wind. It was amazing. Pyewacket went out sailing for the first time last weekend, and reports are that the results are right on target, as the boat was doing about 14 knots in 8 to 12 knots of wind. Even if the weather conditions for the TransPac aren’t ideal, it’s not hard to see her smashing the elapsed-time record for monohulls. For more on Pyewacket and preliminary TransPac coverage, turn to page 156. — richard
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The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.