Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Peregrine Completes Circumnavigation

Peregrine, Gene and Sue Osier's Serendipity 43, completed her circumnavigation in Zihuatanejo, Mexico on March 5, 2014.  Peregrine participated in the 2000 Baja Haha, and left Z-town for the Marquesas in April 2001.

Gene and Sue believe she is the first Serendipity 43 to circumnavigate.  They sincerely appreciate all the help and support they received during the 13 year period.  They experienced many wonderful times, places and people, and a few scary times including the 2004 tsunami while in Phuket.

Congratulations, Gene and Sue!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thanks Larry! Larry from Sailing Anarchy found this gem of Fame in 1983's Miami to Nassau race.

Fame. Douglas White, West Chester PA. Peterson 43. Miami to Nassau Race. 1983 SORC, Class D, rated IOR 33.2.

Be sure to check out Larry's thread for more excellent racing photo's from the haydays of the IOR. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=123219&page=10#entry4146945

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fruition Update

"Battleship" Bill Gately has written in with the latest on Fruition -- thanks for the update, Bill!

"After 26 years, in October, 2008 Fruition left Hingham, MA towards Hampton, VA to participate in the Caribbean 1500 Rally.  She left after replacing all standing rigging, a good thing since the trip to Hampton and much of the race to Tortola was in heavy winds (near to moderate gale).  She sailed exceptionally well, heavily reefed and mostly underwater, at 179 degrees with 7.2 knots to weather directly into the strong SE trades for 8 days.  She was probably the fastest boat in the fleet but wuz robbed by participants who failed to follow the race committee's course instructions to avoid a potential hurricane.  One cannot protest in a "Rally"!

In 2009 Fruition sailed to Annapolis, MD and then, in 2010, to her new home in Venice, Florida where she sits at the Venice Yacht Club.  In 2013 she is started racing again, this time in the local fleet."