Monday, May 12, 2008

Fame (Hull #25, Sail #43266)

Fame is a Serendipity 43 (sail #43266) owned by Gus Rutledge which races out of Raritan Yacht Club in the PHRF-MA (Mid Atlantic) region.

View a picture of Fame

A post by Matt Breef, who crews on Fame and collects SDY43 information:

More from Matt Breef:

"She was built by New Orleans Marine in 1981.

Fame is hull #25.

She is all carbon fibre with balsa cored hull and deck.She is a race version with a flush deck and a tiller.

The boat was commissioned by a racing syndicate out of NYC and sailed the SORCs between 1981 and 1985.

The boat was then donated to the New York Merchant Marine Academy. Gus bought the boat from the Academy in 1987.

She was originally christened "Fame" and the name has never changed.

Fame and Scarlett O'Hara were mentioned by name in the 1982 or 1983 Harken catalogue as boats using Harken rudder bearing systems.

The 1984 book "Great Yacht Races" [Fisher, Bob - ISBN 978-0941434577] has a photo of Fame in it, it was from the start of one of the SORC races. Coincidentally, the book also has photos of two other boats that were from the same yacht club Fame lives at, Raritan Yacht Club. These boats were also Doug Peterson designs, Impy Sinett's Willawaws.

Fame currently rates 66 in PHRF Mid Atlantic."

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