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Atlantic: A Replica Of A Legend

With the replica, Ed Kastelein all lovers of fine sailing classic makes a wonderful gift. Full 75 years of fabulous trans-Atlantic record of three-masted schooner Atlantic by 1905 lasted until he was 1980 cracked by the French sailing legend Eric Tabarly in for the first time with the trimaran Paul Ricard. But it should take another 18 years with the Marie-Cha III, a single-hull yacht than the legendary record. Now the Dutchman ED has built almost faithfully the 60-metre schooner which was scrapped after multiple owners 1982 in finally, Kastelein. In the latest issue of super yacht sea & yachts”describes Kastelein, Zaca, which once belonged to Errol Flynn, as well as the famous Eleonora, schooner westward (1910) created the 49,50 m Herreshoff modelled, a name had been with the replicas of the 43 m schooner, how he came to the Atlantic.

His love for sailing boats goes back to early childhood: when I was a kid, I found that I made four boards, in my father’s garage had built a serenely. My ancestors were working as seamen in the fishing and the sea transport business with Holland America Line. Must be inheritance”! In books came to Kaiser Wilhelm II., who in 1905 initiated an ocean race from New York to Cape lizard Kastelein. American Wilson Marshall, a rich heritage, gave a fast yacht commissioned in the designer William Gardner. In addition to Captain Lem Miller, Marshall, the three-time America’s Cup hired winner Charlie Barr as skipper and first officer for the Atlantic launched in 1903. According to legend Barr should have in fear and terror puts the 50-strong crew including owner with his relentless discipline during the break-neck crossing and night secured the traps with padlocks, so that no one could embed a reef while he slept. Atlantic completed the planned route in 12 days, 4 hours and 1 minute with an average 10.20 kn and was thus completely by the way even a 24-hour record of 341 nautical miles.

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