{Stus-List} labatt canada challenge race 1984 C&C 35 MKIII

Jake Brodersen Captain_Jake at cox.net
Fri Mar 26 17:10:14 EDT 2010


I think you're partially right.  The Mk-IIIs all have a masthead rig.
Probably most, if not all, have the baby stay.  I have not seen a single
one with check stays.  Check stays would be unnecessary with the
thickness of the mast and rigging configuration that we have.  The baby
stay shapes the mast (and hence the mainsail) pretty well.


Jake Brodersen
C&C 35 Mk-III
Midnight Mistress
Hampton VA

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I am curious to here more about this subject if anyone knows some

Like am I correct in thinking that 10 C&C 35 MKIII's, one representing
each province, had some sort of one design regatta?

Does anyone know if this regatta was driven by C&C as a marketing
approach for their boats or was it held for some other reason and if
those 10 C&C 35 MKIII's were the same hull design as all other 35
MKIII's and just outfitted differently according to each team's

What did the racing prove?

I believe all the 35 MKIII's are double spreader, masthead rig with a
stay: do they all have check stays too?

The 35 MKIII in my opinion is a rather more complicated boat for sail
adjustment than the 35 MKI or MKII yet according to handicap numbers
there is little difference in speed potential amongst the 3 builds.  Was
the company hoping for a much faster boat with the MKIII design or were
the design changes more because of trends of the day in yacht building
or because of reduced cost of construction.

There must be someone pout there who remembers about this event and I
would be very happy to learn more about it.

Dwight Veinot
1974 C&C 35, Alianna
Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS

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