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Views of Yesteryear (the Regatta, That Is)

The San Diego-based Ancient Mariners Sailing Society put on the 47th Yesteryear Regatta on May 8. Photographer and sailor Janie Noon crewed aboard Chimaera, camera in hand, and sent us the following photos.

Sally and 38 Special
The 1927 Starling Burgess-designed 10-Meter Sally pursues Dave Gardner’s Kettenburg 38 38 Special around Buoy 6. (Latitude 38 used to have a photoboat called 38 Special.)
© 2021 Janie Allan Noon
38 Special bow on
Dave Gardner, Bob Weigel and Mac Confer aboard 38 Special.
© 2021 Janie Allan Noon
Sally's transom
More views of the long tall Sally.
© 2021 Janie Allan Noon
Sally's bow
Sally placed fourth overall in the 17-boat fleet.
© 2021 Janie Allan Noon

Janie writes: “I have sailed with the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society for six or seven years — what a gift for my retirement years! I do take photos as I am crewing and use them to produce our newsletter, Albatross, all for love — and have been thrilled to have my photos in Latitude 38. This is the second time for Schooner Cup, my favorite race. Jerry Newton and the schooner people are the best ever! For most other events I sail on a Sparkman & Stephens Driscoll-built racing sloop or a Kettenburg 50. Lucky me!”

race start
Linna Buser’s Kettenburg 50 Rendezvous leads Flirt and Lola off the start in this photo.
© 2021 Janie Allan Noon

Janie’s most recent photo in Latitude 38 is of Bill of Rights and Age of Grace competing in the 2021 America’s Schooner Cup on March 27. Check it out on the opening spread of Racing Sheet in the May issue.

A few more:

Spitfire with spinnaker and colorful mizzen
Jeff Woods and Nanette Robinson’s Cherubini Spitfire.
© 2021 Janie Allan Noon
Sprig broaches
Greg Stewart’s Crane 6-Meter Sprig.
© 2021 Janie Allan Noon
Flirt and Sprig
Jack Swendsen’s Luders 44 Flirt, with Sprig to windward.
© 2021 Janie Allan Noon

These luscious images have us salivating for San Francisco’s Master Mariners Regatta, coming up on May 29. We’ll be out there!

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