“Talking Sailing” From My Archives. Bruynzeel’s Beauties (part 1)

Bruynzeel’s prewar Fastnet winner Zeearend shows all her classic beauty and functional form.

by Richard Crockett

I recently shared the build and highly successful campaigns that ‘Stormvogel’ undertook under the command of Kees Bruynzeel in which he and his trusty steed indelibly made a mark on the international ocean racing scene.

Today is part 1 of his beauties – firstly ‘Goodewind’ at 15.3m in 1928 in which he won her first ever race from Travemunde to Kopenhage.

She was followed by ‘Zeerand’, a 12.1m yawl designed by Rod Stephens, then came ‘Zeevalk’, ‘Zeeslang’ and ‘Stormvogel’.

This feature gives a delightful insight into Bruynzeel’s half-century of race-winning tight around the world. It’s another great and interesting read. Part 2 tomorrow!

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