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angry red planet

The other day we posted about the recent death of Paul Bishop, a talented and weird SoCal sailor friend of mine. It reminded me of one of the few photos I have from my adventures with Paul…

While working for Sobstad Sails, I somehow talked Jerry Butler from Catalina Yachts to put a huge tall rig on a Capri 25! We had Doug Petereson and Carl Eichenlaub make the keel deeper with more rake to shed kelp. We called it the Angry Red Planet and it was a fuckin’ light air rocket.

This pic is from I think theĀ  MORC West Coast Championships in the late eighties maybe, and on board are me, Jim Donovan, Paul Bishop, Chuck Simmons and Petey Formica. Good times. – ed.