Astor leads the way

I was so impressed with Astor, her Owners and their long dedication to this beautiful Fife vessel. Built as a gaff schooner and as a day racing yacht she spent her early years in Australia. Since the late seventies she has been based on the west coast of the U.S

Her performance was very discouraging us us all on Kentra, however a  quick examination of the two yachts in the Archive revealed that Astor boasted an extra 15% more sail area per ton displacement than Kentra and had much finer sections, so it not surprising that she had a little more get up and go than Kentra.