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  • [Article 7857]EARLY CARINA YEARS

    FASTNET ROCK LOG 1969
    FASTNET ROCK LOG 1969

    BERMUDA RACE 1970
    BERMUDA RACE 1970

     

    ME CROSSING PROSPECT OF WHITBY
    ME CROSSING PROSPECT OF WHITBY
    DICK CARTER AND DICK NYE WITH THE ADMIRAL'S CUP 1969
    DICK CARTER AND DICK NYE WITH THE ADMIRAL’S CUP 1969
    JIM MC CURDY, BODIE RHODES AND FASTNET ROCK
    JIM MC CURDY, BODIE RHODES AND FASTNET ROCK
    JIM MC CURDY CHASING RAGAMUFFIN
    JIM MC CURDY CHASING RAGAMUFFIN
    FASTNET ROCK, DICK NYE, ME
    FASTNET ROCK, DICK NYE, ME
    TULITA HUME IN THE GALLEY
    TULITA HUME IN THE GALLEY
    SIR MAX ATKIN AND DICK NYE 1969
    SIR MAX ATKIN AND DICK NYE 1969
    DAUNT LIGHTSHIP 1969
    DAUNT LIGHTSHIP 1969
    AMERICA WINS THE ADMIRAL'S CUP 1969
    AMERICA WINS THE ADMIRAL’S CUP 1969
    FASTNET LOG 1971
    FASTNET LOG 1971
    TRANSATLANTIC RACE 1969
    TRANSATLANTIC RACE 1969
    BERMUDA RACE 1970
    BERMUDA RACE 1970

     

    No conversation about ocean racing should ignore “Carina” and the Nyes. Their contribution and  commitment are an indelible benchmark on the history of sailing. A corinthian crew through and through. The memories and stories are many, for those who sailed on the Carina and those who sailed against the Carina.

    For me, it was two transatlantic crossings and two Fastnet races, two Admiral’s Cups sandwiching a Bermuda Race win. The boat was designed at a time of change; the end of the CCA and RORC rating rules and the yet unknown IOR rule. Carina has proved to be a durable design.