GREAT OCEAN RACE
Coquina is a veterna of several Great Ocean Races.
This article was written about the first one we raced in. Something not mentioned
was that the boat was freshly launched and rigged after a paint job and the
running lights were wired on the way to the start. This also accounts for the
hurried stowage of supplies. This race was one of the roughest I have even been
in. Note the "well equiped" nav station had a depthfinder and an RDF! Our competition
included another C&C 35 and a C&C 33 3/4 ton special. They were both
hours behind us :-)
Thanks to Sail Magazine
for finding this in the archives! The orignal was lost many years ago. This
was first published in March, 1980.
Same Race, from Heartland of Delmarva
Puffin, C&C 30, in the Great Ocean Race
Lady Jane Burns!
I believe this is from 1981 or 1982. Coquina is visible in the
start photo with our sail number 11859 on the main and number 1 genoa. Lady
Jane was far enough behind us that we were not aware of these events when
they happened. These are scans of poor copies that have been in a shed for
decades now, so the quality is a bit off.