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WoodenBoat 239, July/August 2014

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WoodenBoat issue 239

  • Aboard: WINIFRED — A 1926 Lake Union Dreamboat by Greg Gilbert
  • A Modern Traditional Boatbuilder — The long career of Louis Sauzedde by Jay Picotte
  • A Tiller Control — Short-term self-steering by Harry Bryan
  • The Master of Lines — The worldwide reach of Johan Anker by Elin Kragset Vold and Ole Engen
  • VARG — Restoring a 1924 Johan Anker 8-Meter by Bruce Stannard
  • Return of a Dragon — The careful restoration of HUBRIS by Bill Jacobs
  • ALBATROSS — Taking a much-loved lobsteryacht into the future by Walter Ansel
  • ADVENTURE at Sea — After a long, hard reconstruction, a 1926 Gloucesterman sails again by Randall Peffer

Cover: The 8-Meter class sloop VARG, launched in 1924 by the Anker & Jensen yard of Oslo, Norway, was recently rebuilt by Wilson Bros. of Tasmania. See page 48 for a profile of designer Johan Anker, and page 62 for the story of VARG’s resurrection.
Photograph by Kraig Carlström

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Submitted by D.B. Ross on

I had the opportunity to sail a sloop built in 1931 ( tosting wine glasses class logo on her sail) she was built in Spain and shipped to the U.S. with 1992 Italian americas cup challenge. When the team left, they left her behind in a shipping container. She sails like a dream, incredibly fast. She has a full keel ,spoon bow and counter stern. Does anyone have any information about the class or the boat. We do not know her name.