Jesamine C1922

Sail Number C1922
Location of Boat Sorrento
Owner’s Name Tim Phillips
Built Year 1922
Builder Mitch Lacco

History

Mitch Lacco built Jesamine in 1922. She was built to compete in a new interstate series for 21 foot Restricted Class yachts, the Forster Cup. The Forster Cup was the instigated by the Governor General, Lord Forster.

The 21 foot Restricted Class evolved from the boats that sailed and worked in Victorian coastal waters. The fishing fleet including the Queenscliffe Couta boat fleet in part influenced early designs.

Jesamine raced in the 1924 Forster Cup selection trials for Victoria.  She proved to be very fast on the wind, leading most races at the weather mark. However, she was no match for the more radical designs when running and leading.

Following the 1924 Forster Cup, a proposed sale to a Geelong doctor fell through and Mitch converted Jesamine into a Couta style fishing boat and she spent may decades fishing under sail from the Bellarine peninsula.

A restoration was carried out in the late 1990s under the guidance Dugga Beazley.

Jesamine is now owned by Mitch Lacco’s Great Grandson and a regular sailor at the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club; Tom Snowball.

Tim Phillips purchased Jesamine from Tom in 2016 and has replaced a number of ribs and done significant restoration work.
In 2017 Tim raced Jesamine at SSCBC in the Winter Series and won several both line honors and handicap.

Comments

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Race Record

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Photos

C1922 Jesamine 01C1922 Jesamine 02    Forster Cup Article    Jesamine 2013 03

Boat Measurement in Detail

C1922
Hull LOA TBA
FWD (Fwd Mastface Fwd Stem) TBA
AFT (Aft Mast Aft Transom) TBA
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DRAFT AFT TBA
Sails LP (Luff perpendicular) TBA
JIB TBA
MAIN TBA
Ballast Ballast Weight TBA
Engine TBA
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