Part 2 of out in the wilderness series of abandoned boats, and all of them contributed by Anarchists. Today’s gem is a Valicelli 50 -Trinity ex-Pioneer, Lying in Toledo, OH. Submitted by family member Ryan Knight, he gives us the backstory:
“It has been in the back of our building for 15 years. Dad bought it in 1989 and raced it on the Great Lakes until 2002.” As to why they stopped racing her; “Dad got older, I had a young family and crew started having families, etc. He always wanted to get it back in the water but now the boat is in bad shape, however it is an aluminum hull, no fiberglass. Would sell it if we could find a buyer. Was a hell of a time, racing against FUJIMO, Leading Edge, American Eagle, Margret Rintool, many others in the IOR 50 fleet.”
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