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The Sailing Yacht Hanna
by Melodie and Grant Blundell with John MacFarlane 2018
The Hanna before the bulwarks were installed. (Photo from the Melodie and Grant Blundell collection.)
The Hanna (ON 194933) was built in 1949 by J.D. Stuart at Victoria BC. She was later renamed as Bohamar and then back to Hanna. She was 9.21m x 3.11m x 1.37m (30.2’ x 10.2’ x 4.5’) with a wooden hull 8.16gt 7.13rt. She was powered by a 19hp engine.
The Hanna after the bulwarks were installed. (Photo from the Melodie and Grant Blundell collection.)
In 1953–1956 she was owned by Ronald Scott–Moncrieffe, Victoria BC. In 1958 she was owned by Harold L. Lynne, Victoria BC. In 1961–1962 she was owned by Norman F. Parkinson (MO), Victoria BC. In 1963–1972 she was owned by Jon S. Damgaard, Victoria BC. In 1973–1984 she was owned by Harvey Merritt (MO), Victoria BC. In 1985–2014 she was owned by Reginald V. Lironi, Cobble Hill BC. In 2017–2019 she was owned by John O. Anderson and Jean A. Anderson, Victoria BC.
This vessel was had an active racing career and here are some of the examples of her results. In 1964 she raced in the Pacific International Yachting Association Swiftsure Lightship Classic Juan De Fuca Race under skipper J. Damgaard (Royal Victoria Yacht Club) placing 10th overall. In 1965 she raced in the Pacific International Yachting Association Swiftsure Lightship Classic Juan De Fuca Race under skipper J. Damgaard placing 14th overall.
Melodie Blundell recalls that "The Hanna had a more modernized rig in these pictures than the original design. These photos show Hanna getting her new bulwarks which we installed, before, and after. We tried to get the owner to do the decks at the same time as they were two layers of leaky laid decks, but it was too much to bite off. Vic Lironi always tried to do a big maintenance job on her every few years. The last one we did for him was to repair floors through the bilge and a new cabin sole. The engine had been out for rebuild the year before. She had a lot of space for a 30 foot boat with nice wide side decks."
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Blundell, Melodie and Grant Blundell with John MacFarlane (2018) The Sailing Yacht Hannah. Nauticapedia.ca 2018. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Hannah.php
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