CAL 2-30, "Windswift"
Join Date: Dec 2013
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Karl Tunberg's "Windswift" (new member introduction)
Hello all, new member here. I started my search for a new to me sailboat a year ago this month and now have her...got her officially February of 2013, a 1968 CAL 2-30.
The boat had been repainted recently and therefore the name on the boat abolished. The beauty of my CAL 2-30 is that it sits just a few slips away from another beautiful CAL 2-30 ( Sandpiper 2 ) owned by a dock neighbor anybody would be privileged to have. Two of these beauties (the boats) on the same dock, imagine that.
I occasionally labored for a name to honor my boat, enjoying this clean slate opportunity that lie before me. One afternoon, on the boat, my lady love discovered an original on board document I had missed, it was an original race registration document and identified the original owner as a "Karl Tunberg" with the original name of my CAL 2-30 identified as "Windswift".
My research, based on the documentation and communication with a nephew of a Karl Tunberg this year, indicates Karl Tunberg was the credited screenplay writer of the 1959 movie "Ben-Hur", in addition to countless other screenplay credits. I have yet to conclude that my boats original owner is the same Karl Tunberg but the research leans more toward yes rather than no.
In any case I sure do enjoy and appreciate this CAL 2-30!