1985 Catalina 38 #312,
The original boat was designed by Sparkman and Stephens to be built as a one-off racing design. The hull form was then purchased by the Yankee Boat Company. They built approximately 30 Yankee 38's before the business failed.
Catalina Yachts purchased the molds from Yankee, and started building the Catalina 38.
The Oregon Offshore is a 193 mile up the coast of Washington from Astoria, OR to Victoria, British Columbia and typically is held during the middle of May.
Peregrine took first in class B finishing at 12:43 AM Saturday morning just short of 40 hours from the start. 20 Knots downwind all the way up the coast and then a mostly downwind leg up the straits. We had Shannon come up from Los Angeles to sail with us and are happy to say she is our sixth and final crew member for Transpac. In a word AWESOME!
Following video is of Jim Brenden at the wheel driving downwind in 20 knots.
This was Peregrines first offshore race and was really meant to shake down the crew and the boat. Turned out to be the perfect opportunity for both as through the first night winds held constant at 25 knots. During the race we identified plenty of items to address to make the boat competitive. Peregrine took third in her class and sixth in the fleet.