Tuesday, 26 February 2013

TESSANDA 3 - Doug Peterson 3/4 ton One Off design

 Tessanda 3 is a one off 3/4 ton IOR yacht designed by Doug Peterson in about 1976
The Picture was taken in the 1980's. The yacht was taking part in the winter series organised
by Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Blackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club - IOR Fleet 1980's

 Blackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club - IOR Fleet racing down towards Fleetwood having started from the Yacht Club during one of the Winter Series races in the 1980's. The IOR Fleet ranged from Mini Ton , Quarter Ton, Half Ton to Three Quarter Ton yachts. In the picture above you can see some of the quarter ton fleet and some of the many Ruffian 23's that raced there.

 Yachts racing back to the finish line just off the Yacht Club. In this picture above you can see a range of yachts from Quarter ton, Half ton ,a Seawolf 26 and contessa 28.

"Beat and Run" Half Tonner leading the way followed by a Three Quarter ton yacht called "Tessandra 3". You can also just see a soling off the stern of "Tessandra 3". In the background are quarter ton yachts and
Ruffian 23's awaiting the start.

The Picture above showes a Soling just ahead of "Tessandra 3" a Three Quarter Ton Yacht. In the background the yacht with a multi coloured main and genoa is a Swift 18 awaiting the start. The other yachts are Quarter ton yachts awaiting there start.

The Photo above showes Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club and also the wooden jetties that are still used today this is were the racing fleet berth. The river does dry out on every tide. Today you can still see IOR racing yachts drying out on these jetties but these days some yachts berth at Fleetwood Marina.
The yachts from left to right in the picture  Bolero designed Quarter Ton yacht ,  "Plumbat" Torledo 30 Half Ton, "Beat and Run"one off Half Ton, Soling keel boat , Shamrock 30 Half ton with the spinnaker up.


In the background you can see Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club slipway is full of dinghies mainly GP14's and Laser's. At one time they had a fleet of Dart 18's
The Yachts are on there way towards Fleetwood.

DYNAMIT - Pictured off Cowes late 1980's

 I think this yacht is called DYNAMIT pictured here off Cowes in the late 1980's.
Do what design she is ?
Who designed her ?

PHANTOM - Pictured off Cowes late 1980's

PHANTOM - Pictured here off Cowes in the late 1980's.
What design is she ?
Who designed here ?
Where is she now ?

Lightwave 395 - Off Cowes Late 1980's

I think this is a Lightwave 395 built by Oyster Yachts pictured here off Cowes around the late 1980's

Unknown yacht off Cowes Late 1980's

Do you know what design of yacht this is ?

Brent Walker - Maxi IOR Yacht 1980's/1990's

Brent Walker - IOR Maxi Yacht pictured here in the Late 1980's early 1990's.
I think this picture was taken on the Hamble River.
Who designed here ?
Where is she know ?
Is the yacht still racing ?

AMSTERDAMED - Possibly at Lymington Marina

AMSTERDAMED IOR racing yacht pictured around the late 1980's early 1990's
possibly at one of the Lymington Marina's.

UPDATE - This yacht is AMSTERDAMED look for further pictures of this yacht in my Blogspot.