Timothy Mullins, owner of the classic yawl Legend, has told me he has pre-registered Legend to race in the 2013 TransPac Race.
Presently, Legend is home is Charleston, SC, but she will be relocating to the San Francisco Bay early this Spring.
Above is a photo of Legend sailing a few weeks ago in Charleston, SC with the Cooper River bridge in the background. If the brief history on Legend did not come through, here are a few highlights:
1954, S&S designed, Abeking and Rasmussen built, auxiliary yawl. She is 52’6” on deck, 36’ on the waterline, double planked mahogany over white oak frames, teak deck and deck houses with bronze hardware. The mizzen mast and boom are still Sitka spruce but the main mast was replaced with aluminum in the late ‘50’s after a transatlantic dismasting and the boom was replaced in the ‘80’s when it failed in a storm off the Bahamas. She finished a comprehensive refit in 2011 which began in 2004. She won her class in the ’58 Bermuda Race, and she had a few other wins in period including the RORC Cowes to Coruna Race. In the ‘90’s she was very competitive on the classic regatta circuit with the prior owner, but has not raced since the refit.
We like to get a critical mass of classic yachts in this year’s TransPac Race.