Förr i tiden var det en högtidsstund när Segling damp ner i brevlådan. Alla dessa helt otroliga båtsr som seglade SORC och Admiral’s Cup,
Och en av favoriterna var imp. Och nu har det skrivits en bok om henne, “The Legend of imp”. Nästan så att den kan finnas på julklappslistan?
Re-live the adventure! A true story with over 100 images about an incredibly successful, diminutive ocean racing yacht, her adventures, her trials and tribulations. She is one of the greatest yachts in modern racing history! For all the crew who sailed on imp and David Allen’s predecessor, Improbable, all agree that their adventures served as crucibles in passages to man-hood, self-discovery and self-confidence. Both were magical boats that afforded lifetime peak experiences. In the hero’s journey, these two boats served each of us to our “Call to Adventure.”
The Legend of imp captures how her crew met, came together as a team, her roots and links into yacht racing history and San Francisco Bay racing history during one of the most exciting eras to be involved in offshore racing.
The 40-foot boat designed by Kiwi Ron Holland for David Allen of Belvedere, California took the yacht-racing world by storm from her launch in January 1977. She has had a magical life through seven different owners over a 33-year life span and is still winning races today. She spawned a large family of clones and pseudo clones, all seeking a piece of her magic. None could recapture it.