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Stormy Weather – Sparkman & Stephens design No. 27 (October 1933)

The History of Stormy Weather

First Part - Named for a Song
Second Part - The Concept
Third Part - A Star is Born
Fourth Part - The Transatlantic Race of 1935
Fifth Part - Racing History: the first sixty five years...
Sixth Part - The restoration
First photo album - Under sail
Second photo album - Interior shots
Third photo album - New sails
Drawings - Line drawings
Ocean (and other) sailing - Video, older but interesting...


The skipper – Baie de Douarnenez, 1986.

Other mentions of Stormy Weather (more to come) include:

Taking the world by storm an article by the skipper, from Classic Boat number 58, April 1993
Miami-Nassau Yacht Race Taken By Stormy Weather for 5th Time Associated Press, 14 february 1941
Die Yacht "Schiff mit Geschichte, Stormy Weather" (June 1994)
Yachting World "Nixon at large" (October 1994)
Picton Gazette "Historic craft sails into Picton Harbor", Rick Fralick writes of Stormy Weather (5 July 1997)
Stormy returns to Antigua - a local press report (2011).

All the information in these pages comes from the personal records and writings of a previous owner of Stormy Weather. He restored her, then sailed her for nearly quarter of a century, "commuting" the Atlantic each year, and using Stormy as a home, a racing yacht, and as the means to promote classic boats, heritage projects and youth sail training.

Parts of the data presented here first appeared, in a slightly modified and shortened form, in Maritime Life and Traditions #3, fully illustrated (now out of print.)


stormy weather miami nassau
Stormy Weather winner of the
Miami-Naussau race 1940.

More to come ...


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