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Catalina Yachts' founder Frank Butler's initial intent was not to produce and sell boats, but rather to have one built. In 1961, Butler took over the production of his own boat when his original boat builder ran out of funds and borrowed money from Butler; the builder was not able to repay the debt. Instead he gave Butler the tooling to continue building the boat. 2 Butler later gained full control of the company, renaming it Wesco Marine and later Coronado Yachts . 3 Many Early Coronado 25 yachts have the Wesco Marine nameplate on the transom. Among the first models built by Coronado were the Victory 21 and the Super ...
Even before the racing started there was much excitement in the boat park at Batson as new boats were unwrapped and received their first public airing, some were so new that they had only been collected from the builders the day before! The Salcombe open is run over 3 days with race one on Saturday, two and three on Sunday and the fourth on Monday morning. For race one the fleet set of towards mark Zero outside Blackstone and then �enjoyed� some very fast surfing back into the Estuary before a trip up to Gerston and back to the finish. After some very fast sailing throughout the Estuary ... Read More