Greetings, SetSailors! Sarah Dashew here, Steve & Linda’s younger daughter and a fairly new member of the SetSail crew. For the past several months, I’ve been rummaging through our sail inventory, so to speak: cleaning, updating, organizing, and generally digging around.
One of the most interesting projects on my plate at the moment is compiling an owner history of our Sundeer and Deerfoot yachts. We thought it was time, after 30 years of designing and building yachts for like-minded cruising sailors, to finally start putting together a record of where these vessels have voyaged. We’ve been in touch so far with 32 of the current owners, and their yachts have an average of 55,734 nautical miles under their respective keels. Shown above is the Deerfoot 73 Wakaroa, the Sundeer 64 Raven, and the FPB 83 prototype, Wind Horse, anchored together at Malololailai, Fiji.
If you are or have been one of our owners, or have voyaged on one of these yachts, please contact me at [email protected], and fill us in on your history. Let us know if you have a dedicated web site. We’d also love to have photos of these yachts, both for our own viewing pleasure and that of the extended SetSail family.
For current owners, we have recently created an owner forum. Click here for info on how to sign up.
Three Sundeers anchored together above.
There are many more Deerfoot and Sundeers cruising the world’s oceans. We’ll update the list for you on SetSail as information comes in.
The photo above, by Carol Parker, is of the Sundeer 64 Raven, anchored near La Paz in the Sea of Cortez, Baja California. I have fond memories of being there with my folks on the Sundeer prototype several years ago. If any of you are into diving, this area has some of the best around, including night diving. But that’s a story for another time.