January, 2009
>
> Greetings to current and former Kettenburg PCC owners, and friends:
>
> WHAT'S NEW:
>
> "Building Kettenburgs: Premier Boats Built and Designed in San Diego".
>
> The book signing/book launch was held December 17th at the Maritime Museum
> of San Diego on BERKELEY, the restored Ferry Boat. The event was very
> successful, with approximately 150 people attending, and over 200 books
> being sold. Some of the people attending the event in addition to the
> author Mark Allen were Ray Ashley, MMSD-President & CEO, Bill Kettenburg,
> Tom Kettenburg, Morgan and Jean (Kettenburg) Miller (KBW Partner), Bud
> Caldwell (long time KBW Supervisor),  Steve Barber (Kettenburg Boat Owners
> Association web site), Trice Kilroy (KIALOA), Jean Alexander (LARK, PCC
> #16), and myself (EULALIE, PCC #1). Charlie Underwood Jr.Õs son and his
> sister also attended on his behalf.
>
> This book is a "must have" for any Kettenburg boat owner. It is a very
> high quality "coffee table" style book, much like Olin Stevens' book. The
> book is being sold for $50. You can purchase the book from the Maritime
> Museum of San Diego at www.sdmaritime.com, or by calling 619-234-9153, or
> from the Mystic Seaport Museum at www.mysticseaport.org, or by calling
> 860.572.0711
>
> There will also be links to purchase this book on the Kettenburg Boat
> Owners Association web site  www.kettenburgboats.com, and the Classic
> Yacht Foundation  web site www.classicyachtfoundation.org
>
> Alex Prato has created a web site for his boat JANLEY, PCC #14. Check out
> the great job Alex has done at: www.Janley1948.com  Alex also reports that
> he has written a book about JANLEY. Alex is providing me with more
> information about his book, which I will pass along in the near future.
> You can contact Alex directly at:  alejandroprato@hotmail.com
>
> CURRENT EVENTS:
>
> Another PCC has been lost. As earlier reported, Alexander Libbrecht bought
> KACHINA, PCC #23 from Joshua Berglund in San Francisco last September.
> Since then, Alex single handed KACHINA to Hawaii. Alex contacted Jean
> Alexander on December 17th by e-mail to say that he had wrecked KACHINA in
> Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii after the engine failed.
>
> This makes the second PCC lost in 2008. As earlier reported, Jules Doyle
> cut up MALAGUENA, PCC #18 earlier in 2008. Parts and equipment from both
> of these boats are listed in the Gear For Sale section below.
>
> For all practical purposes, CYANE, PCC #17 was lost in October 2007 when
> the jack stands Les was using collapsed. The original owner of CYANE was
> Henry B. duPont. The boat is currently located in NE Maine. I have been to
> Maine to see CYANE since the accident. Any restoration would need to be
> from the keel up. Anyone interested can contact me for more details at:
> (206) 437-6290 or neil@classicyachtfoundation.org
>
> The 2009 PCC Yacht Racing Association Board Members, and Fleet Captains
> are listed below.
>
> President: Neil Atwood
> Vice President: David Rice
> Secretary-Treasurer: Archie Contreras
> San Diego Fleet: David Rice: Fleet Captain
> Los Angeles Area Fleet: Jean Alexander: Fleet Captain
> San Francisco Bay Fleet: Archie Contreras: Fleet Captain
> Pacific Northwest Fleet: Jim Conachen: Fleet Captain
> East Coast Fleet: Alex Prato: Fleet Captain
>
> CURRENT PCC FLEET STATUS:
>
> Hull #
> 1 Sailing in Seattle, WA
> 2 Unknown in Acapulco, Mexico
> 3 Sailing in San Diego, CA
> 4 Sank in 1976
> 5 Sailing in Berkeley, CA
> 6 Unknown
> 7 Unknown
> 8 Sailing in San Francisco, CA
> 9 Cut-up
> 10 Unknown
> 11 Sailing in Louisiana
> 12 Restoration in San Francisco, CA
> 13 Sank in Mexico
> 14 Restoration in Newport, RI
> 15 Unknown in Portland, Oregon
> 16 Sailing in San Pedro, CA
> 17 In need of restoration in Maine
> 18 Cut-up
> 19 Restoration in Idaho
> 20 *
> 21 Sailing in BC, Canada
> 22 Sailing in San Diego, CA
> 23 Sank in 2008
> 24 Unknown in BC, Canada
> 25 Sailing in Channel Islands, CA
>
> Total:
>
> Sailing: 9
> Current Restoration 3
> Need of Restoration 1
> Unknown: 6
> Confirmed Lost: 5
>
> * Only 24 hulls were built.
> Similar to the PC Fleet, where 83 hull numbers were assigned, and only 79
> hulls were built.
> (I owned MIRAGE, PC #83, when I bought EULALIE)
>
> GEAR FOR SALE:
>
> Original equipment from PCC #23
> Sails (new), winches, deck hardware, port holes, etc. All inventory is
> located in Hawaii.
> Contact Alex Libbrecht at alex.libbrecht@gmail.com
> _______________________________________________________________
> Original equipment from PCC #23
> (3) Mustang off shore pfd's with tethers: $100 each (purchased 8 months
> ago, at $425 each)
> (1) Canvas that can be raised by the main topping lift that provides
> complete coverage from sun, etc. for the entire cockpit: $75 (all
> materials cost roughly $1,000)
> (1) Standard Horizon HX270S submersible hand held VHF: $65 (purchased 8 at
> months ago, $215)
> 150%, and 170% U.S. Sail Genoa: $400 each (completely overhauled and found
> to have no rips, or blemishes, approx.. 8 years old, but never used, as
> the previous owner and myself never sailed in such light air.
>
> Contact Josh Berglund  at josh@vandelayventures.com or (714) 292-7572 for
> the gear mentioned above. Equipment located in San Francisco.
> ________________________________________________________________
> Original PCC equipment from PCC #18:
> Mast w/ standing rigging $3,500
> boom $750
> winches, deck hardware, etc. TBA
> Contact Steve Barber at steve@paradigmpilgrim.com or (916) 847-9064
> Equipment located in Los Angeles.
>
> Kettenburg Burgee: High quality white nylon with Kettenburg logo (red "K"
> in a red simi-circle) $30.00 Contact Steve Barber at
> steve@paradigmpilgrim.com or (916) 847-9064
> ________________________________________________________________
>
> RACING EVENTS:
>
> The Kettenburg Regatta is being held June 8th in San Diego. This event
> will be hosted by the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society, and the
> Southwestern Yacht Club. The PCCYRA will arrange to include the 2009 PCC
> Nationals with this event, if enough owners enter.
>
> The Jessica Cup is being held this October in San Francisco. This event is
> hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, and the Master Mariners Benevolent
> Society. The PCCYRA will arrange to include the 2009 PCC Nationals with
> this event, if it isn't held in San Diego, and if enough owners enter.
>
> The 6 Meter Worlds, 8 Meter Worlds, and 12 Meter Worlds are being held in
> Newport, RI this September. To my knowledge, these three events have never
> been held together in the same year, and the same location, let alone the
> same month in the United States. It is even more rare for the 8 Meters to
> hold a regatta outside of Europe. If you plan to go to Newport for any of
> these regattas, make reservations early. This is a once in a life time
> opportunity to see these beautifully restored classic yachts racing in a
> "full on" regatta at the "home" of the America's Cup. See you there.
>
> Until next time, sail on................
>
> Neil