Thursday's Child

History

THURSDAY’S CHILD RECORD BREAKING HISTORY

THURSDAY’S CHILD was designed for skipper Warren Luhrs by Paul Lindenburg as an Open 60’ ultralight singlehanded ocean racer.  She was built by Bergstrom and Ridder in 1983.  She was the most innovative and fastest ocean racer of her kind and set the following records:
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1984 
Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) from Plymouth, England to Newport, Rhode Island.  Warren Luhrs set new monohull record of 16 days 22 Hours. 
 
TC aloft 1989 
First boat to break FLYING CLOUD’s Clipper-ship record set in 1954 around Cape Horn from New York to San Francisco of 89 days (in 1854) in 80 days 18 hours.

1994-95
THURSDAY’S CHILD’s  last race was the 1994-95 BOC Single-handed Around The World Race, sailed and completed by skipper Arnet Taylor.  She was in a yard in St. Augustine, Florida until March 1998.

 
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