CAPER

Philip Leonard Rhodes, 1957

Sloop. LOA 56' 3" LWL 38' Beam 12' Draft 8'

Built for Commodore Irving Pratt of the New York Yacht Club to the CCA Rule. Won silver in her first season offshore, in the 1957 Annapolis to Newport Race; Class 2nd in 1960 and Class 3rd in 1964 Bermuda Races. Greatest win, first in fleet of 102 in the 1958 Block Island race. Maintained by Wooden Boatworks and winters in-water.
Bow watch minds sail trim The power of good lines Heading for the starting line Focus Teamwork The joy of a classic racing Philip Rhodes -- a great yacht designer <em>Caper</em> strutting her stuff down Long Island Sound