I'm a friend of Jamie Hascall (and Victoria) here in Seattle. I've found great info by reading this forum (thanks!) and this is my first question.
I have a Yankee One-Design: a 30' racing sloop, "Venture," designed in 1937, built in 1949, and currently on loan to the Center for Wooden Boats. Yankees are great fun to sail, especially when the wind kicks up.
For the past two years while I've been restoring my boat, I've become curious about what's left of the fleet. There were about 42 Yankees built, and nobody knows how many are left, but my guess is 12 - 15.
I'm building a website at http://www.YankeeOneDesign.com and have been having an incredible experience piecing together the class' history, and getting in touch with other Yankee owners. I've tracked down all the West Coast Yankees, and have a good contact in Cleveland, but have yet to find any of the East Coast boats or owners. Most of the fleet was built in New England (see p66 in the July/Aug 2002 WoodenBoat mag), and I'm hoping there are a few of these boats still racing.
So if you have any info about the East Coast Yankees or owners, please respond to this post or email me. I'd be so grateful. And if you're interested in these lovely racing boats, check out the website.
Thanks very much,