Thursday, May 8, 2008

True North

True North, a storied Serendipity 43

From the records of the Annapolis Yacht Club, 1995 Annapolis-Newport Race:

Annapolis-Newport History Page

"True North, a Serendipity 43 owned by Annapolis resident Mark Myers, finished second in PHRF III and fourth in class with a corrected time of 3:15:54:41. It was the first offshore race Myers has entered in the three years he's owned True North, which was built in 1979 and spent several years campaigning in the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit. "I was excited about the challenge and I'm pleasantly surprised we did so well,'' said Myers, whose only previous offshore experience came as crew for the Marion-Newport race. "I know it sounds trite, but all the credit goes to the crew. In a distance race you're very reliant on the crew so it's important to make sure you have good people with you.'' Myers was thrilled to have as a watch captain Maine native Ed White, the first person he ever sailed with. Annapolis residents Eric Smith, Shane Zwingelberg and Brad Cole were also aboard. "

Past Commodore Mark Myers at AYC (Annapolis) sold his a few years ago and went to a Swan named "TONIC" that he double-hand to Newport this year [2007]. Not sure where "TRUE NORTH" went or if it has new name

True North went to Chester Nova Scotia in the mid 80's

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That picture is not the Acadia/True North Serendipity, but the same owner's subsequent True North, a Dobroth 41. Same paint, colors, crew etc. He also had a C&C 44 with the same look.