We’ve reported on Vlad Murnikov’s cursed ex-Whitbreader Fazisi many times over the years, and her sketchy past never ceases to amaze. Hell, she had an entire New York Times feature written about her in 1990 that’s worth reading, and her skipper in the 89/90 race, Skip Novak, penned a fairly brilliant book on the 89/90 race aboard.
But the Russian canoe can never seem to get out of trouble, and while we thought her grounding in Brooklyn two years ago might be the end, somehow Fazisi made it back to the Florida Keys…just in time for Hurricane Irma to end it all.
At least that’s what longtime Anarchist Tom Weaver told the International Brotherhood of Nautical Anarchists (or whatever that acronym means) when he found this pic of Fazisi on a junk barge, headed to the same destination as the 2500+ other boats picked up during the past couple of months of storm salvage: the landfill. Is this finally the end of the storied yacht or will someone find a way to save her? Should they?