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Re: Rallies Gone Wrong
are you talking about the catalina 38?
the catalina 38 is a yankee 38 designed by sparkman and stephens and was bought by catalina after yankee went out of business...the catalina 38 used the same molds BUT changed the rudder design since the y38 was known for being finicky downwind.
catalina 38's were used for club racing in southern california and were made lighter and faster by catalina...I foget the name of the cup but they used them exclusively in the 80s and 90s...admirals cup or something.
the yankee 38 is still regarded as one of the best mid to big 30footers...too bad they only made 20 or so of them in costa mesa, ca. yankee could not keep up with its quality when the 70s oil crisis hit.
the yankee 30 its smaller brother was more prolific, same quality and designers.