I raced the 1978 and 1980 Bermuda Races on George Courmantarous’ “Boomerang” originally designed and built by Bob Derecktor, substantially modified by Scott Kaufmann. I also sailed several SORC on the boat. We were a mini-maxi at 66 feet. caught between the two size breaks. Sailing the boat to it’s optimum, we had brillant moments. George went on to have a long line of boats by the same name. Jeff Neuberth playing a big role in the organizing of those campaigns.

My only other Annapolis-Newport Race was in 1981 on “Boomerang”. We finished close on the heels of “Flyer” and ended up second in our class.

As I have inferred I shortly withdrew from all competitive sailing to concentrate on Lirakis Safety Harness.

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  1. I’d love to track down this boat. My father purchased the mini-maxi Boomerang in the early to mid eighties after she was retired from racing. Direktor in Dania Beach converted it to a race/cruiser with a luxury interior. She was fast and comfortable and ahead of her time.

    it was a very special boat and I’d love to see where she is now.

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