Sunday, May 18, 2008

Red Baron (Sail# 30327)

Here's Red Baron, a Serendipity 43 located in Tortola and purchased for what appears to be a great deal:

"Red Baron - holed in Puerto Rico in 1996, repaired in the BVI and just sold. "

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From a 2002 BVI race report:

In the cruising class J/42 Keep It Simple and Sabre 402 Wildflower skippered by Gerry Ficks and Ron Noonan respectively will renew old rivalries. Barney Crook, one-time BVI resident and owner of Melges 24 Airgasm makes an appearance on J/120 Jahazi and Cliff Campbell's Freedom Dai Sei enters the fray together with Red Baron, a Serendipity 43, skippered by Nanny Cay's general manager Paul Warnock.

"There was a Serendipity Peterson 43 in the carribbean also for many years.. I think it was a glass boat and reportedly had been holed in a race and salvaged/converted to a live aboard and or charter for many years. Was painted red and re-named Red Barron"

"Red Baron, was in Nanny Cay, is a wedge deck, wheel, two spreader, S43, built 1980. Was owned by Paul Warnock, then Juan Requena Cobas, now Pamala Baldwin."

Comment from Paul Warnock (thanks, Paul!):
"There is a slight mistake on the history, it first belonged to Tom Hill in Puerto Rico and was named Titan 3. Tom is a very well known racing sailor and campaigned her successfully through many Caribbean regattas. He still races boats with the Titan name. Then Juan bought her from Tom and she was damaged in hurricane George whilst berthed on the dock in Puerto Rico."


Anonymous said...

July 4, 2008
Delivery crew departs Nanny Ca, Tortola for Rodney Bay, St Lucia.

Test run 3 July did 11.5 knots on broad reach.

ETA July 6, Sunday evening

Pamala Baldwin said...

Fully refitted RED BARON hitting the 2014 Caribbean racing circuit...
watch your backs!