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Returning from the 2008 Kettenburg
Tim Chauvel closing in on 4000+ hours of renovation to one of only
three aluminum K-43s ever built."
Tim Chauvel returning to the berth after exercising his aluminum
K-40 owner Don Green and his crew claim “first overall”
in the 30th annual McNish Classic out of
Channel Islands harbor,
According to local
anecdotal history this log sat outside the now demolished
building in the
Channel Islands Harbor,
Oxnard. Does anyone have any
Knockdown" Photograph by Kenneth Ollar © Guy Hoppen. The
results don't always tell
the story. Below is an exert
"Swiftsure the first 50
by Humphrey Golby and Shirley Hewett regarding
racing condition during the 1950 race:
the line, Dr. Phil
"Gossip" (PCC, hull #9) ,
easily saved her time for the
overall win. It
was a rare
watch "Gossip" literally plane down the straits as westerly
gusts reached 55 knots. Patrol vessels clocked her at
better than 13 knots. In
as she shot out of
Race Passage, an offshore blast knocked
water as the
spinnaker pole snapped. Ken Ollar was right there. His
memorable pictures shows crew men up to their waists in
water as they struggled
to free the
From "The Journal of San
Diego History" page
112 - The Gould family of San Diego
Monterey Bay durring an especially nasty
January of '08
John and Wendy Free
enjoying a winter sail on Valentine, January 2008.
On this same day the
snow level in
the Mountains was down
to 2000 ft. and the
was closed due
2008 One More Time Regatta
pictures in the record
is a page about our boat shortly after we sailed it from San Diego to
Newport Beach. The publication that this appeared in was the
Balboa Bay Club's magazine, but I'm not sure what the title was.
Since the boat was christened on November 11, 1968, this article
appeared either very late in 1968 or in early 1969.
I'm not sure who was
the person on the far left whose face is not visible. The person in front
of him was a classmate of mine, Mark Tourtelotte (I think that's how it was
Then there's me, then my Dad, then his old Army buddy Vic
Karedakes (I'm not sure about that spelling).
day at the Kettenberg Boat Works on November 11, 1968 (my
birthday). The people in the picture are my father (Norman Katz),
my mother (Eithne Katz), and me.
Hibernia II and me on Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Boat
Show Day in (I'm pretty sure) 1969. At that time, the Bahia Corinthian
Yacht Club was housed inside the Balboa Bay Club. We belonged to both. The
BCYC would move not long after this. We kept our boat, though, at the BBC.
Hibernia II berthed at the Balboa Bay Club in
Newport Harbor. Oh
my goodness! That's our boat!!! I had no idea my brother had been
in touch, or that this material was on your site. Such a coincidence! I
am in one of the pictures, sitting above the cabin and looking at the
camera. I think Peggy is in another picture, wearing a Hawaiian type
shirt and straw hat.
boat also was on the cover of the L.A. Herald Examiner's Sunday
magazine at one point. The magazine did a story on my Dad, and sent a
photographer and reporter out to sail with us for the day. I still have
an original copy of the magazine, somewhere in my files. The boat also
was pictured in the Riverside Press Enterprise story about my Dad,
under the caption "Ketch Me if You Can..." and then the explanation
that it wasn't really a ketch.
In those days, lots of high
profile people were involved in the Newport sailing community. John
Wayne belonged to our club. He used to hang out at the club without his
toupee, and went largely unrecognized. He owned a converted
minesweeper, the Wild Goose. One day my Dad saw him under way in Newport harbor, and sailed Hibernia II in circles around the Wild Goose, calling out through a megaphone in a joking tone: "Hey, rich guy; throw us a beer!"
had a little dinghy that sometimes we would tie to the back of Hibernia
II, and one of us kids would "surf" through the harbor.
Am I right in thinking the hull number is printed on the sail? In the the photos, the number 21 appears on the sail.
I read the article from the newsletter. It says the boat was not all fiberglass. Very interesting!
was most happy to run across your website and my old flame Dyad II, she
was in my care and ownership at the time of the award for bristle boat
at the wooden boat show held at CF Koehler’s yard in S.D..
I ever sold her to that person that allowed such a thing to happen. You
may be wondering how I ran across your website, well I have been
getting the digital log Mag sent to me for quite some time and seen a
K38 for sale and then noticed your website in the verbiage.It
appears a lot of sails have gone missing as well. Here a couple of old
photos of the Girl’s sailing in the ancient Mariners regatta, Kimberly
at the helm, at that time she was CF’s girlfriend.
The where is the mark, is me and the sail maker/salesman Jeff Davis, brother to Rod Davis
I remain in service,
Mathew J. MoenLicensed and Bonded, Yacht & Ship BrokerUSA, Florida
Tim's Boat SPREE, K-43