Bringing an old 1979 wooden Albacore back to life for the Raid. Honoured to be included in such an event. I’ve been privileged to follow the raid for the past two events and can’t wait to be a more integral part of it.
My family had this boat built in 1979 in the Isle of Wight and I raced it internationally for many years as a youth. I recently went on an adventure to rediscover it and unexpectedly found it in the rafters of some curmudgeon in Parry Sound, Ontario. It had been stripped bare and some rot allowed to fester but she is well on her way to recovery.