Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Falcon in Marblehead - Halifax Race 2011

NY32s Siren (left) & Falcon (right)
Image Courtesy Billy Black

This just in from Castine, Maine:

Press release 7/19/2011
For immediate release
Local Sailboat Wins Four Prizes in Halifax Race Ocean Race

Falcon, a 1936 New York 32 Class yacht took three first place trophies including first in fleet for ORR (Offshore Racing Rule) Division and the “Over the Hill Gang” trophy. The seventy-five year old sloop took part in the fastest race in the 109 year history of the ocean race that started July 10 at Marblehead and finished 46 hours later in Halifax, Nova Scotia harbor, a distance of 432 miles.

Falcon’s first race was the Bermuda Race of 1936. She has campaigned for years in classic yacht races on the Maine coast. Maine sailors on her crew for the race were Matt Murphy of Penobscot, Greg Smith of Surrey, Tom Lunde of Orrs Island, Chris Miller of Castine and Bob Scott also of Castine and skipper of Falcon.

For race start photos go to Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race 2011.

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