Greetings to current and former PCC owners, and
After Josh Berglund purchased KACHINA, PCC
#23 in February, he and a crew member sailed KACHINA from LA to San Francisco.
Josh reports that there were only small problems with the boat along the way.
How about that as a way to get to know your new boat! That bring the total
number of PCCs in the San Francisco Bay Area Fleet to four.
Kettenburgs: Premier Boats Built and Designed in San Diego" As reported, the
book was written by Mark Allen, and is being co-published by the Maritime Museum
of San Diego, and the Mystic Seaport Museum. The book has now gone to the
printer, and it is expected to be released sometime between June 1st and July
1st. I'll let you know when I know more.
It is the 60th year anniversary
of the founding of the PCC Yacht Racing Association. With that, I should get
confirmation from the owners of COMANCHE, SELENE, and LARK in the near future
regarding their entry in the PCC National Championship, which will be held June
8th in conjunction with the Kettenburg Regatta. All three of these PCCs have
previously won the PCC Nationals. There is a rumor that Jack Sutphen may crew on
COMANCHE. In any event, this could be one of the best race series in many
Alejandro "Alex" Prato has purchased JANLEY,
PCC #12. Alex lives in Manchester, England.
Alex has hired Jim Titus in
Newport, Rhode Island who was involved in the current restoration of DORADE to
do the needed work on JANLEY. (see March/April 2008 Wooden Boat magazine) Chris
Museler, who sold JANLEY to Alex also has a great article in the same Wooden
Boat. JANLEY will remain on the East Coast, and then be transported to southern
France sometime this Winter. You can contact Alex: [email protected]
With the sale of JANLEY, and the recent sale of KACHINA and
RICOCHET, there are currently no PCCs for sale.
Jules Doyle, the owner of MALAGUENA, PCC #18 made the
decision to cut up, and part out his PCC. At this writing, the work has already
been done. Archie Contreras is buying the mast, boom, and most of the parts and
hardware, so other PCC owners will have access to them. It is my understanding
that everything will be transported from LA to San Francisco. You can contact
Archie for more information at: [email protected]
#17 (originally owned by Henry B. DuPont) remains the only PCC still in need of
a new owner for restoration. Because of resent circumstances, this boat is in
need of a full restoration from the keel up. Anyone wanting additional
information regarding CYANE should contact me: [email protected]
This year marks the PCC Yacht Racing Association's 60 year
anniversary. Greg Stewart at the Ancient Mariner's Sailing Society has confirmed
that the 2008 PCCYRA Nationals will held in conjunction with the Kettenburg
Regatta again this year. As in the past, the Kettenburg Regatta will be
co-hosted by the Southwestern Yacht Club, and the Ancient Mariner's Sailing
Society. The regatta will be held on June 8th this year. The Classic Yacht
Foundation is sponsoring the PCC Nationals, and awards will be given for both
the PCC Nationals, and the Kettenburg PCC Class.
I have been in contact
with Kimball Livingston, Senior Editor for Sail magazine. Kimball is trying to
make arraignments to do an article on the Kettenburg Regatta and PCC Nationals
for Sail. Stay tuned, film at 11:00
I should get confirmation from
COMANCHE, SELENE, and LARK in the near future regarding their entry in the PCC
National Championship. All three of these PCCs have previously won the PCC
Nationals. There is a rumor that Jack Sutphen (America's Cup Hall of Fame) may
crew on COMANCHE. In any event, this could be one of the best race series in
The Master Mariners Regatta will be held in San Francisco
this year on May 24th. All PCC owners are encouraged to enter. See the Master
Mariners Benevolent Association at: www.mastermariners.org
Maritime Museum of San Diego will hosting a presentation by the Stanley
Rosenfeld family of Stanley Rosenfeld photographs. As you may know, these
photographs are normally only displayed at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic
Connecticut. In conjunction with this presentation, there will also be a launch
of the books "Building Kettenburgs: Premier Boats Built and Designed in San
Diego", and "Messing About in Boats for 80 Years with Jack Sutphen"
San Francisco Bay Area PCC Fleet Championship to be held in conjunction
with the Jessica Cup being held October 18th and 19th. The Jessica Cup is
co-hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, and the Master Mariners Benevolent
Association. Slips at the St. Francis Yacht Club will be made available for
yachts entered for three days during this event. See the Master Mariners
Benevolent Association at: www.mastermariners.org
next time, sail on...............