USA 54 Bob Kat II

Bob Kat was designed by Olin Stephens in 1931, when he was only 22, for Bob Meyer, who was captain of the 1932 US team to Britain for the  British-American Trophy, where she was top scorer in the winning US team  She again formed one of the team for 1934, again being top scorer, and defended the Seawanhaka Cup for the US, beating Kyla in three straight races.  After 1934 she returned to the US and by 1937 was based at Marblehead, Mass, owned by John S. Lawrence.  After the war she gets no mentions but at some stage reached the Mediterranean where Doug Peterson found her and had her restored at the shipyard in Cantieri del’Argentario, Tuscany.  In Les Voiles de St. Tropez in 2004, they won the Marconi/Tradition-Category “C” and was subsequently 2nd to Georgia in the Six-Metre Class there.  In 2005 they finished 12th in the Classic Worlds at Sandhamn.  She does not appear to have raced in 2006 but in 2007 Doug brought her to the Worlds at Cowes, where she finished 6th with her best place a 2nd.  After that Doug laid her up in Lymington for sale.  She has now been bought by Andrew Webster, who has had her refitted by The Elephant Boatyard and this will be her first major regatta under his ownership.

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