One of the original C-Class sailors and now legendary sailing scribe Bob Fisher sends us this note about historic C Hellcat and the search for her new home that we posted here (adopt a hellcat) on Monday:
The pic of Hellcat is a very early one with John Fisk steering and Rod Macalpine-Downie crewing. It shows the boat at her full, 25-foot, length before Rod ordered a foot to be cut from the stern of each hull.
I met with Steve Clark today in Estoril, at the World Yacht Racing Forum and he told me that a new home has been found for her with John Osborn, the brother-in-law of the builder, Reg White. Reg, Rod, John and Roy Bacon are now full members of the Pearly Gates YC, but I have a feeling that every one of them will be pleased with Hellcat’s new home