KC 10 Gallant, ex. Talizman, ex. S 58

Gallant, was designed in 1947 by Arvid Laurin and built by Plym in Neglinge, Sweden for Harry Nystrom. Laurin was considered a radical designer in his time and created only 3 sixes; Sinkadus (1939), Gallant (1947) and Trickson VI (1948). Gallant was only sailed for a few seasons in Sweden before being imported to Canada by George Cuthbertson to Lake Ontario.  Nick Jako later owned and sailed her on Lake Ontario from 1973 until 2004, when she was purchased and rebuilt by Eric Jespersen Boatbuilders, of Sidney, British Columbia. In her, Eric Jespersen, with his father and son as crew, won the 2009 Classic World Championships in Newport, Rhode Island. Eric later sold the boat to Rainer Muller, who asked Eric to defend her World Champion title in Helsinki at the 2011 Worlds where she finished 2nd. Next, under Ross MacDonald’s direction, Gallant won at the 2012 European Championships inNynashamn, Sweden. Gallant most recently competed in the 2013 World Championships at Flensburg, Germany, where she won the Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup and placed 7th of 24 entries in the Worlds, helmed by Don Martin. Gallant has been in Europe for 3 seasons and will remain for at least the 2015 World Championships at La Trinite before returning to Vancouver, Canada, the site of the 2017 World Championships.

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