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We love to see what is being produced by builders, and this from sponsor Brooklin Boat Yard is a classic beauty.

This new Brooklin Boat Yard-built, 50-foot, Jim Taylor-designed, racing / cruising sloop draws its lineage directly from previous Jim Taylor 49-footers DREADNOUGHT and BLACKFISH. KESTREL has enough in the way of evolutionary design changes and direction of sailing focus to warrant placing KESTREL in its own species, genus, and name within the sailing world.

While evolutionary changes and sailing focus of BLACKFISH were to make her more dedicated to straight-up racing than her predecessor DREADNOUGHT, for KESTREL the evolutionary coin has been flipped with a return to — and even more focus on — ease of sail, comfort, and “cruisability”. More here.