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Pearse and Annice O'Doherty's Yankee #159, DUET, Spa Creek/Annapolis, Maryland (updated August 21, 2023)  

May 5, 2016. DFI Jerry Slaughter sent in the following photo and notice of a name change for #159 (minor edit)


Here's a picture of Yankee #159 DUET on her mooring.


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March 28, 2016. We got a report from DFI Jerry Slaughter (ROWDY, Marscot/O'Day #5), that the new owners of #159 are Pearse and Annice O'Doherty of Annapolis, Maryland. They plan to keep her on Spa Creek where they have had a mooring for years. Spa Creek borders the US Naval Academy and opens into the Servern River and Chesapeake Bay. We'll stand by for Pearse and Annice to check in.

Welcome Aboard Pearse and Annice

Fair Winds Josh


August 21, 2023 - Senior DFI Nicole Breault, racing in the US Women's Match Racing Championship regatta in Annapolis, Maryland reported sighting DUET on her mooring, and sent in some pics - staff selected this one






At this point this is the history we have on #159.

November 19, 2015. We have a report that Yankee #159 has been sold. We are standing by for more information.


November 1, 2015. Josh Sullivan checked in a few days ago with Yankee #157 (belay that 159!) wanting to sell her. We waited for some pictures to post his ad. It is now on Craiglist - here's the link http://smd.craigslist.org/boa/5294352089.html. This is a Newly Found Dolphin our 223rd!

Here's the ad followed by Josh's email (minor edits)

Dolphin 24' - $1100 (Tracey's Landing)

Craigslist reply: r557q-5294352089@sale.craigslist.org

Reply directly to Josh at: cozmotone@juno.com

condition: fair

Built 1970 Sparkman & Stephens design
length overall (LOA): 24
make / manufacturer: Yankee
model name / number: Dolphin #157
(no - 159)

Land storage at hereington north.
Sails and rigging good. Electric upgraded. New bilge pump.

Middle of a minor restoration (cabinets and interior wood sanded but no varnish)
Outboard has been dormant for about 4 years and would likely need a tune up. Ran strong before storage.
Bottom sanded and prepped but needs paint before launch.
Collectors boat with classic design.


I was hoping you might be willing to offer me some assistance in listing my 1970 Yankee Dolphin 24 for sale. I believe it's #157. I was in the middle of doing some work on it and just ran out of time and energy. There have been some electrical upgrades but it's up on stands in a boat yard in Tracys Landing, Maryland. I've had the boat about six years and unfortunately never gave it the attention she deserved. It's a familiar story, I had great dreams and actually did put many many hours into the work I had planned for her, but it's time to move on.

I am not a sailor, but I grew up sailing with my grandfather and I was hoping to carry on the tradition. That's to say that I don't have a great knowledge of sailboats. My intention in contacting you, is to list this boat and sell it with the proper acknowledgment of what she represents. I am not looking to make money, but I also don't want to just give her away.

I can send pics later if you would be willing to help.Webmaster Note: This is what we do - try and find homes for these ladies

Thank you.

Josh Sullivan

ps November 4, 2015 (minor edit) - #157 (no 159) was made in Irvine, California in the year 1970, I was born 50 miles to the south, in San Diego, California, also in 1970. Then, 40 years later, in 2010, we both found ourselves in the city of Alexandria, Virginia which is where I purchased the boat. Talk about divine providence!


November 5, 2015 - Hull # correction

Did I say #157?
Joshua Sullivan

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