You'll have to contact the Corinthian YC in Seattle
to ahold of Bill. I don't have his number. He works with youth sailing prgrams now bit h's too old for sailing, so he says. He's a gentleman. I'm certain he'd love to talk about the boat.
Mara was bought by a guy who was my age in the junior YC and I forget his name. It just might be Greg Lipton. He was a rich kid. I was not. We were not friends. He has been racing
the boat quite actively for years. I used to race
against him in RICKY NELSON. In a breeze he could kick my ass.
When the first Buchan 37 came out, THUNDER, we won the first ten races in a row. I was probably 17 years old. I sailed on the Whipple's Buchan 40, I forget the name but on my first race
we won the Vashon race. No, I rememmber the boat was LADERO. This was back in the day when it was an overnight race.
The Buchan 40's were funny
boats. Each one had a distinct hull shape although they were all built over the same jig.
I'll tell you a funny
story. I guess I cant be arrested now. This happened 48 years ago. I was 16 and I was in love with sailing and boats. I had ben crewing
on the B40 Ladero for some time. One Friday night I drove out to Shilshole in my old 48 chevy coupe and stopped that the Totem House to get some fish
and chips and a chocolate shake. My plan was to go down to Ladero, climb thru the cabin
and eat my fish
and chips on board. You know, in my 16 yeqar old way just sit there and absorb the ambience of the boat.
was locked. Damn. But in the next slip was the Baines B40, it had a really weird bow, so I climbed on that boat and found the cabin
top hatch unlocked. As I climbed thru the hatch I knocked over my thick chocolate milk shake and a a bit pouied out onto the cabin top. I went below ate my fish and chip, finished the shake and went home.
The next mrning I went down to Shilshole to get LADERO rigged for the days racing
. As I ran the lines I looked over at the Baines boat and the rew was staring down at this brown puddle at the base of the mast
and wondering what it was. "It looks like it came out of the mast" one of them said. I didn't have the guts to tell them it was chocolate milk shake.