Barrique Cup, Cham, Switzerland
This past Saturday saw the 10th running of the Barrique Cup on the Zugersee in Switzerland.
The race is open to any wooden yacht over 40y old. Apparently numbers were down a little this year, but a great day was had by all. We got there a bit late, but the boats tied up at the dock still look pretty so here're some photos taken before the new camera stopped working
Gratuitous boat pron, and I'm sorry I can't tell you much about the boats as I am kind of new to this area.
The foreground (forewater?) boat in the above pic, Undine, is planked tight seam in larch. She's kept on a trailer and leaks like a sieve both on launching and retreval a very fast boat, however, no doubt helped along by her massive carbon rig and lack of ballast, just crew weight to give her righting moment. I imagine she's tricky to sail in a stiff or gusty breeze...
This is the boat I sailed around to Zug on later in the evening.
Last edited by Redeye; 08-05-2012 at 05:33 AM.
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