Saturday, 18 August 2012

BLITZ - IOR racing yacht

BLITZ - IOR racing yacht do you know who designed her.
Picture taken late 1980s / early 1990s
is she still racing ?

1 comment:

  1. Blitz is the former Blazer of Paget, a German Frers designed 1 tonner built for the 1985 One Ton Cup in Poole for the well known Bermudan yachtsman Deforest 'Shorty' Trimingham (the clue is the original KB 5 number still on the mainsail cover).

    Shorty was apparently something of a legend and I had the pleasure of meeting him & German when I helped with the measurement checks at the OTC. The boat was very well prepared and they were genuinely interested that I was about to start the yacht design course at Southampton.

    No idea where she is now though there is a very good thread on Sailing Anarchy covering the restoration of her predecessor, the Holland 41 'Flirt of Paget'