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Class:International 6 Metre Rule: Third metre rule
Sail no:GBR105Home port:Crableck, Hamble
Year designed:1986Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1986Current Status: 
Designed by:Olin Stephens
Built by:Goetz

Rig: d/k
Construction: Wood


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LWL:22ft 10"inTrim tab:d/k
Beam:6ft 3"inWings on keel:d/k
Draft:5ft 5"inL (Measured):d/k
Luff (A) IRC (P):d/kDate of last measurement certificate:d/k
Fore triangle (J):d/kMeasurer:d/k
Foot (B) IRC (E):d/kIRC Rating:d/k
Sail area:d/kn year:d/k


This section records what is known about the past history of the boat.
Complete one row for each change of name, sail number, location and/or owner and the year in which the change(s) occurred. The current owner is not displayed unless permission has been given.

Year acquired: d/k; Current owner: Not displayed

Year: d/k; Previous owner: Frank Pearl ;Previous location: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Year: d/k; Previous name: Golden Delicious
Year: 1991; Previous location: Lake Sunapee
Year: 1986; Previous sail no: US125; Previous owner: Eric Ridder

Restorations & Modifications:

YearName, Address of restorerDetails


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'Tempest' is the last 6 meter designed by Sparkman & Stephens, also the last built in the USA. Built for the 1987 6-meter Worlds at Seawanhaka Yacht Club. Upon successful completion of this series she was decommissioned and stored inside. Eric Ridder, of Cruising Club of America and America's Cup fame, commissioned her design and campaigned her in the 1986 North Americans in Seattle and the 1987 World Cup at Oyster Bay. She showed great promise, but Mr. Ridder passed away before Tempest could really prove herself. After Mr. Ridder's death the boat dropped off the map, eventually surfacing on Lake Sunapee in 1991 where she was used as a day sailer. Her new owner recently attended the Sparkman & Stephens Designer Recognition at Mystic Seaport. Mr Pearl intends to keep Tempest at Martha's Vineyard and hopes to join the Larchmont Fleet for some racing in the future.

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