Monday, September 19, 2011

Header Photo; Classic International 14



Picture looks to be early 60's; pre-trapeze. Location Annapolis; Frostbite sailing. Skipper and crew unknown. Male and female teams were very common in the 1960's (hard to tell from the photo if this is a mixed crew).

I pulled reader "Doc Haagen-Dazs" from the comments and enjoyed reading where he relates his time in a Classic International 14 over here. Great story.

9 comments:

doryman said...

I thought that was a Thistle. Sandy Douglas didn't copy Uffa, no way!

Tweezerman said...

Irony is very hard to communicate on the Internet but I understand this reference completely (why does the Thistle still have the triple diamond rig of the old Uffa 14's, who copied who?)

Baydog said...

Definitely first thought was Thistle with the plumb bow. A little too short though. Wasn't Uffa buried under Giants Stadium?

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

I bought Wet & Wild in 1969 in order to court Trophy Wife. (It worked!) She was the same boat as on the banner of this site, except she had a single trapeze for the crew. T.W. and I switched off on the helm and we could never agree on who was best with the tiller. So we bought Lasers to settle it. But the answer is still in dispute today, everyday we go out.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

And Uffa Fox was buried under Ebbets Field.

Tweezerman said...

Doc,

Put a link to your blog on the main story. How about sending me those pics. I'm a sucker for collecting old 14 pictures. As far as where Uffa was buried, I thought it was up in Western Maryland, next to Sandy Douglass.

R W Rawles said...
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Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Found my color photos of I-14 # 863, Wet & Wild, as promised!

noahtodras@gmail.com said...

Sorry to revive an old thread... but it looks like a skipjack 15, especially given the era and location