Which Boat is That?

Ketch

Ketch
Ketch

A Ketch is a two masted boat with the smaller (but still decently sized) mast aft ("mizzenmast").

In windy conditions, a ketch will sail nicely without its mainsail, using just mizzensail Help The sail set on the mast aft of the mainmast and jibA triangular sail set in front of the foremast.

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Ariel of Victoria

Stats Stats for Ariel of Victoria
length58
beam14
height
draft7.5
displacement
sailarea
built1972
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Designer: Fred Peterson
Builder: Peterson/Hunt, Nanaimo BC (1972)
Home Port: Seattle WA
  • Large ketch (58')
  • Blue hull, yellow bootstripea decorative horizontal stripe along the waterline, white cabin
  • High freeboard Wikipedia distance from the waterline to the deck
  • Red spinnaker Wikipedia a large baggy sail flown from the bow of a ship when sailing downwind.

Built in Nanaimo of native lumber, her hull is yellow cedar on oak, and her deck originally red cedar. She emigrated to the US in 2009 and was extensively restored. She usually wins the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s Race Your House race, and sails extensively in the Salish Sea.

Thane

Locate Stats Stats for Thane
length57.5
beam15.5
height
draft6.5
displacement18.2
sailarea
built1976
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Builder: Len Pearson (1976)
Home Port: Victoria BC
  • Gaff-rigged Help quadrilateral sail attached at the top to a gaff ketch.
  • Green hull and cabin with white bulwarkan extension of a ship's sides above the level of the deck..
  • Dark red sails.
  • White bowsprit Wikipedia A spar entending forward from the bow, typically used to anchor a forestay. and topmast Wikipedia the upper spar of a two-part mast.

Thane is a modified replica of "Spray", made famous when Joshua Slocum first solo-circumnavigated the world 1895-1898. The Spray class is noted for it's ability to self-steer, highly useful when single-handed.

Thane's hull was found in a field in 1972, and she was extensively rebuilt over the next five years.

Bimi

Stats Stats for Bimi
length42
beam14.5
height
draft2
displacement
sailarea
built1955
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Designer: Knauth & Norgaard
Builder: Nunes Bros. (1955)
Home Port: Kenmore WA
  • gaff ketch
  • Light Blue hull
  • Red (jibA triangular sail set in front of the foremast & mizzensail Help The sail set on the mast aft of the mainmast) and yellow (main) sails
  • Broad beam
  • Bowsprit Wikipedia A spar entending forward from the bow, typically used to anchor a forestay. and Boomkina spar or arched projection off the stern of the ship, typically to hold stays

Named after an orangutan from a Kipling short story, Bimi raced extensively in San Francisco Bay, where her shallow draft allowed her to cruise the inland deltas. She once saluted the mayor of San Francisco with cannon fire, causing him and his bodyguards to frantically dive for cover. She moved to the Pacific NW in 1984 and was adapted to the wetter climate. The refitters enjoyed an old bottle of scotch discovered under the floor boards.