Jeff Canepa wrote us about another Northern California boat under construction. “On the windward shore of the Big Island [meaning California], a stone’s throw from the cool Monterey Bay trades, unfolds the all-new Antrim 27 ‘C’. Number 28 (27 were built by USI) is now under construction by builder Joe Kitchell.”
“Once again the ‘Wizard of El Sobrante’, naval architect Jim Antrim, has partnered with Bay Area sailor Buzz Blackett to build a downwind flyer for the 2020 Pacific Cup.”
The term ‘ultralight’ was coined on the California coast before carbon was even part of the boatbuilding scene. Now carbon is in all fast, wave-skipping hulls. It’s making California ultralights even lighter.
We’ll post an update when the Antrim 27 C is closer to launch, and also possibly an Antrim 25 C. In the meantime, send us a note if you have a project in a shed somewhere.