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IDRIL at Patterson Glacier in Alaska.

IDRIL at Patterson Glacier in Alaska.

In last Friday’s race report, PRO Dave Burrows wrote, “This week we welcomed a new boat to our fleet, a gaff rigged ketch.  We didn’t get her name yet and have assigned a provisional rating.” In response, skipper Michael Truex sent along the following …

“[Here are] a few photos of IDRIL in her home waters near Frederick sound, Alaska.  An Atkin “Jonquil” by design, she is 33′ 9″ by 10′ 6″ with a draft of 5’4.”  I carry all sail up to around 25 knots, which turned out to be handy last night.  She was originally started in 1937, but not launched until 1987, so she has the spirit of an old boat, but a bit of youth left in her.  I’ve had her about two years, having sailed her home from Port Townsend, and now back here again to take the winter off of Alaska Weather.  I’ll be heading northbound around the beginning of next month, and still looking for one more crew to share the adventure, if anyone comes to mind for you.  Thanks again for letting us in on last nights race!
Michael Truex, 907-518-0569

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