Gesture

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Gesture was built in 1942 at the Quincy Adams yard in Boston. She was hidden during WW-II and was re-launched after the war ended and won the Bermuda race multiple times in the 1950’s. Came to the west coast in the mid 1970’s on her own bottom via the Panama Canal and has “lived” in Newport Beach ever since.

She has been going through an extensive refit over the last 10 years with are built mast, boom, new teak deck and engine. She will sail again in July, 2010 after a 10 year break. I have been with this project since 1979.

The mast was rebuilt at/by Forespar and we added new spreaders and internal halyards. The new boom was also made by Forespar as was her pair of 24 foot spinnaker poles.

She is such a joy to sail! I’ve been in 40 knots with a #4 jib and just a flattening reef in the main and the helm was so balanced you could steer her with two fingers.

Wooden boats are non-stop maintenance but well worth the effort!
– Art Bandy

July 22, 2010 Category: Our Team. Tagged: .

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