Freda Mae (79030)

Name Origin: Skipper's Mom was named Freda Mae. She always said we should have named one of our daughters after her. She did not truly understand the significance of naming the boat after her. We had a F28 of the same name (little Freda), and called the F31 big Freda, and after replacing the floats and beams, Super Freda.

Crew Adventures: None. We are too old to be having adventures.

Well except for the time the skipper forgot to check in at the customs dock, and then fessed up the next year when they asked if we had done the race before, and had the boat impounded for a couple of hours, and ultimately had to pay a thousand dollar fine, even after sending a letter begging for forgiveness, and (implicitly) comparing myself to George Washington, who, famously, could not tell a lie.

I guess the implicit George Washington reference is lost on Canadians.

But then that is more of a skipper adventure. The only real crew involvement was to mention that I was a moron, and that the guys waving at us from the clearly marked welcome dock were not just being friendly.

Racing History: Couple of years ago we had a wonderful race, and I kept a copy of our track in my journal for a long time. Swore we could never do the race again, because we would never do better. Another time we withdrew shortly after the start, after watching a catamaran lose its rig, and noticing that we had some structural delamination. So its been a bit of a mixed bag.

Yacht Details

  • ID: 2471
  • Name: Freda Mae
  • Sail No.: 79030
  • Make: Corsair F31R
  • LOA: 31
  • Rating: -6 (PHRF-NW)
  • Skipper: Vincent DePillis
  • Yacht Club: North West Multihull Association
  • Home Port: Seattle, WA

Registration

  • Race: Juan de Fuca Race for Multihulls (PHRF)
  • Crew: Full crew

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Freda Mae (79030)

Name Origin: Skipper's Mom was named Freda Mae. She always said we should have named one of our daughters after her. She did not truly understand the significance of naming the boat after her. We had a F28 of the same name (little Freda), and called the F31 big Freda, and after replacing the floats and beams, Super Freda.

Crew Adventures: None. We are too old to be having adventures.

Well except for the time the skipper forgot to check in at the customs dock, and then fessed up the next year when they asked if we had done the race before, and had the boat impounded for a couple of hours, and ultimately had to pay a thousand dollar fine, even after sending a letter begging for forgiveness, and (implicitly) comparing myself to George Washington, who, famously, could not tell a lie.

I guess the implicit George Washington reference is lost on Canadians.

But then that is more of a skipper adventure. The only real crew involvement was to mention that I was a moron, and that the guys waving at us from the clearly marked welcome dock were not just being friendly.

Racing History: Couple of years ago we had a wonderful race, and I kept a copy of our track in my journal for a long time. Swore we could never do the race again, because we would never do better. Another time we withdrew shortly after the start, after watching a catamaran lose its rig, and noticing that we had some structural delamination. So its been a bit of a mixed bag.

Yacht Details

  • ID: 2471
  • Name: Freda Mae
  • Sail No.: 79030
  • Make: Corsair F31R
  • LOA: 31
  • Rating: -6 (PHRF-NW)
  • Skipper: Vincent DePillis
  • Yacht Club: North West Multihull Association
  • Home Port: Seattle, WA

Registration

  • Race: Juan de Fuca Race for Multihulls (PHRF)
  • Crew: Full crew

Images of Freda Mae