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- What's New, 2017 - click the underlined to go directly to the What's New subject. "Generally", scroll to the bottom of a page for the latest posting. At the bottom of this What's New page are links by year of every posting made to this website. NOTE: If searching for something specific - a boat, owner, technical detail, whatever, try typing the keyword into the search engine - upper left of this screeen  
   

Aug 20 - update photo of Paper Moon, O'Day #41 at Camden, Maine - in Rosters

Aug 19 - update photos of Maggie, Yankee #233, in Branford, Connecticut - in Rosters; Four more 'gallery' photos of Dolphin at the Camden Classic Cup, Camden, Maine - in Rosters; Postscript update TERN, Yankee #123, Rockport, Maine - in Rosters

Aug 16 - update Yankee #80, Ocean Gypsy, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, California - in Rosters

Aug 15 - Manfred Noack checking in as the new owner of Maggie, Yankee #233, Branford, Connecticut - in Rosters

Aug 14 - update Marionette's log, Summer, 2017 - in Stories; update TERN, Yankee #123, Rockport, Maine - in Rosters; Bilge pumps, Battery box location and depth sounder transducer conversations, continued - in Technical Section

Aug 12 - busy day.....

John Laplant checking in as new owner of newly found Dolphin, our 229th - Moonshadow, Yankee #120, Rockport, Massachusetts - in Rosters and Newly Found Dolphins Sections;

More reminiscent comments from past owner John Wadman, Barbara Joyce (RIP) Yankee 141, Mission Bay, California - in Rosters;

More pictures for our photo gallery for the Camden Classic Cup/Dolphin 24 New England Championships (sometimes referred to as our Pod Reunion) - in Stories and Rosters;

A webmaster photo - in Rosters;

Faith and Hope, a 1973 Newly Found 1973 Yankee Dolphin, Berkeley, California - in Rosters

Aug 11 - Updated FOR SALE ad for Spectra, Yankee #78, Alameda, California - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Aug 10 - More pictures flooding in for our photo gallery for the Camden Classic Cup/Dolphin 24 New England Championships (sometimes referred to as our Pod Reunion) - in Stories and Rosters; The Camden Herald had an article, several photos and a video of the Camden Classic Cup - click here to go to it - in Stories; Matt Kapp checking in as new owner of Sanguine, Yankee #219, Western Long Island Sound, New York - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Aug 9 - Stu and Cathy Polhamus (Equinox, Yankee #237) put together a photo gallery of the CCC/Dolphin NE Championships - in Stories; Yankee #155 FOR SALE, Sitka, Alaska - in Rosters and For Sale Sections; Mike O'Brien (Yankee #196) and the webmaster discuss cockpit drains and bilge pumps - in Rosters

Aug 8 - Brian Connelly sent in a couple of photos of Jay Picotte's Recovery being launched in Camden, Maine to compete in the Camden Classic Cup - in Rosters

Aug 7 - Stu Polhamus, Equinox, Yankee #237, sent in a couple of photos taken from the race commttee boat at the Dolphin 24 New England Championships/Camden Classic Cup - Fred Croft's Paper Moon and Ron Breault's Marionette - in Rosters; Brian Connelly sent in 2 photos of Marionette leaving Camden harbor in heavy fog - in Rosters

Aug 6 - Comments from John Waldman, Barbara Joyce (RIP) Yankee #141 re sailing in rough weather, and a fix for exhause and noise issues coming from transom well mounted outboards - in Rosters and Technical Sections

Aug 4 - update Spectra, Yankee #78 FOR SALE - MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION, Alameda, California - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Aug 2 - update Marionette's log, Summer, 2017 - in Stories

Aug 1 - CCC results and Ed Glover award photo - in Stories; Commentary on Bronze winches - in Technical Section

July 30 - Photo just in - Awards ceremony at Camden YC - in Stories

July 29 - AM Flash - Marionette wins Race 1 yesterday in the Dolphin 24 New England Championships, RECOVERY 2nd, - in Stories Section

- PM Flash - Marionette wins Race 2 today, again RECOVERY 2nd - Marionette wins New England Championships in Stories Section

July 27 - 28/29 Postscripts Update Dolphin 24 New England Championships -Maya Elena has arrived/Paper Moon has arrived - in Stories and Rosters Sections

July 27 - Update Dolphin 24 New England Championships - DOLPHIN has arrived - in Stories and Rosters Sections

July 26 - Two updates - handicaps for the July 27-29 Dolphin 24 New England Championships, Camden, Maine, and RECOVERY has arrived - in Stories and Rosters Sections

July 21 - Blue Dolphin, Yankee #246 is FOR SALE, Port Townsend, Washington - in Rosters and For Sale Sections; Last Call for entry in the Camden Classic Cup/New England Dolphin 24 Championships - in Stories

July 19 - update Camden Classic Cup/New England Dolphin 24 Championships - handicap ratings - in Stories

July 17 - Maggie, Yankee #233, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been SOLD - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

July 14 - update Marionette's Log, Summer, 2017 - in Stories

July 13 - update on Marionette's 'rebuilt' trailer - in Technical Section/Trailers

July 12 - Jamie Weymouth sent in an update on DOLPHIN, an early O'Day, getting her ready for the Dolphin New England Championships, Camden, Maine - in Rosters

July 10 - Update from Rick Kennedy, Boethius, Yankee #149, San Diego, California - in Rosters and Technical Sections

July 9 - Update on Pelagos, S&S 24, Waikawa/Picton, South Island, New Zealand - in Rosters

July 5 - update - bubble in your compass? one fix - install a new compass - in Technical Section

July 4 - Marionette all dressed up - Happy 4th!!, Niantic Bay, Connecticut - in Rosters/Stories

July 1 - Nickie and Jason Sattler checking in as new owners of Wind Waker, ex Tintooki, a Falcon 24 in Auckland, New Zealand - in Rosters

June 30 - update Fred Croft's Paper Moon, O'Day #41, Lincolnville, Maine - in Rosters; The latest in wind indicator technology from Paul Lugin, Windswept (too), Yankee #245, Seldovia, Alaska - in Rosters and Technical Sections

June 29 - update Maggie, Yankee #233, FOR SALE, Porthsmouth, New Hampshire - in Rosters and For Sale Sections; John O'Malley checking in as the new owner of Sea Glass, O'Day #29, Wilmette, Illinois - in Rosters

June 28 - Cliff Dasco's Maya Elena is launched and, grand children permitting, getting ready for the Dolphin 24 New England Championships/Camden Classic Cup Regatta, July 27-29 in Camden, Maine - in Rosters;

Sample Courses and Sail Instructions for the Camden Classic Cup Regatta and Dolphin 24 New England Championships - in Stories

June 26 - Tim Lewis' Pacific Dolphin #264, Sandpiper, FOR SALE Long Beach, California - in Rosters and For Sale Sections; Update Yanqui, Yankee #197 has been SOLD, Portland, Oregon - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

June 25 - update 'TEER, Marionette's dinghy needs some varnish work, Old Lyme, Connecticut - in Technical Sectyion

June 24 - Yanqui, Yankee #197 has been SOLD, Portland, Oregon - in Rosters and For Sale Sections; A visit by Salty, NY 32 and the design evolution to the Dolphin 24 - in Stories and History Sections

June 23 - Lazy Jacks, Tiller Pilot set up, and hungry otter updates from Paul Lugin, Windswept, Yankee #245, Seldovia, Alaska - in Rosters and Technical sections

June 22 - The Dolphin 24 'Class Flag' to be flown at the New England Championships/Camden Classics Cup July 27-29, Camden, Maine - in Stories and History Sections

June 20 - Max Sheppard (Sea Fox, O'Day #35) and your webmaster exchange comments on spinnaker use in strong breezes, and more - in Technical Section/Sail Comments

June 17 - update Marionette's Log, Summer, 2017 - in Stories

June 15 - Playful Dolphin, an early Yankee has been SOLD - Mere Point/Brunswick, Maine - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

June 14 - Marionette's Log, Summer, 2017 - in Stories

June 12 - Hal Schmelzer checking in as new owner of Sunrisa, Yankee # 168, Portland, Oregan - in Rosters

June 9 - more comments on roller furling - in Technical Section/jib furlers

June 8 - More comments on roller furling - in Technical Section/jib furlers

June 7 - Some administrative data from Paul Lugin about Windswept (too's)' past, Seldovia, Alaska - in Rosters

June 6 - Wooden Boat Magazine email ad promoting the 2nd annual Camden Classic Cup regatta July 27-29, Camden, Maine - in Stories

June 5 - Updated Craigslist ad for Fire Escape, Pacific Dolphin #299 Price Reduced - Alameda, California in Rosters and For Sale Sections

June 4 - photo and questions re Moonshadow's (Yankee #173) new Harken roller furling jib and 'steering' problems - Hastings, Alaska - in Rosters

June 3 - Jamie Weymouth has got Dolphin, an early O'Day out of her barn and is starting to get her ready for the Camden Classic Cup, Camden, Maine - in Rosters

June 2 - Camden Classic Cup/NE Dolphin Championships - 5 Dolphins registered, so far!! - in Stories Section; update Joshua Gardner's TERN, Yankee #123, Rockport, Maine - in Rosters; Update on Mast Raising and Lazy Jacks from Paul Lugin, Windswept (too), Yankee #245, Seldovia, Alaska - in Rosters and Technical Sections

May 27 - A "fix" for a loose outboard motor cover - in Technical Section

May 26 - update Marionette, Marscot/O'Day #12 - finally in the water - in Rosters

May 25 - Yankee #219 FOR SALE, City Island, New York - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

May 24 - A trailer accident resulted in Dolphin, Yankee #193 leaving our pod., Fern Lake/Florence/Eugene, Oregon - in Rosters and Technical Section/Trailers; A report on Lazy Jacks - in Technical Section

May 22 - Just published S&S Association 2017 Yearbook has articles of interest to Dolphinites - in Stories/Sparkman & Stephens Association

May 21 - Paul Lugin, Windswept (Too), Yankee #245, has been working hard. Here's a 'how to' bleeed the fluid from your trailer brake lines - without dripping, Palmer/Seldovia, Alaska - in Technical Section

May 19 - Paul Lugin's Barn project (continued/PPPS!) - the 'Lift", Yankee #245, Palmer/Seldovia, Alaska - in Technical Section

May 15 - Yanqui, Yankee #197 FOR SALE, Portland Oregon - In Rosters and For Sale Sections

May 12 - update Winston Phillips' Remnant, Yankee #79, Arlington, Tennesse - in Rosters

May 9 - update Mark Wagner's Dol Fyn, an early O'Day, Parsonfield, Maine - in Rosters

May 6 - update Paul Lugin's Barn project for Yankee #245 - the gravel floor, Seldovia, Alaska - in Technical/Barns; Dick Loomis's Old School, Yankee #212 showing her stuff on San Francisco Bay - in Rosters

May 5 - Wilmette Fleet Captains Jim Griffin and Dan Hofstetter share with us their report to the Wilmette Pod of Dolphins - in Stories

May 4 - Update Paul Lugin's Windswept (too), Yankee #245, Mast Raising, Seldovia, Alaska - In Rosters and Technical Sections

May 2 - Check out Sailing Scuttlebutt's article (Bring Back that Loving Feeling) this morning on our NE Championships in Camden, July 27/29 - in Stories

May 1 - Stu Polhamus' Equinox, Yankee #237 has a new raised boot stripe, Irvington, Virginia - in Rosters

Apr 30 - update Marionette, Marscot/O'Day Hull #12 - getting ready, Old Lyme, Connecticut - in Rosters; update Homer Lange's Black Dog, O'Day #59 and her April racing report, Washington, DC - in Rosters; Alan Mountford's Blue Gum, a Falcon 24, has been SOLD - Queensland, Australia - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Apr 29 - Midget Ocean Racing Club - Chapter 13 by Bill Shaw in the 1959 book Racing at Sea - in History Section

Apr 28 - Update Veninde, Shaw 24, FOR SALE, new ad with lots of info and great pictures, Bristol, Rhode Island - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Apr 24 - Interesting Sail Magazine article regarding adjusting the jib sheet lead - in Technical/Jib Leads/Track

Apr 22 - update missing Dolphin 24 formerly located at Bailey's Crossroads, northern Virginia (near Washington DC) - in Rosters

Apr 18 - Update Pacific Dolphin #267 - she has been sold - now in Tacoma, Washington? - Rosters

Does anyone have any info about what happened to this boat last seen at Bailey's Crossroads in Northern Virginia. Her June 2016 Craigslist ad has expired http://www.dolphin24.org/free_wash_dc_area.html

Apr 17 - update from Mike Zint, Grand Finale, Pacific Dolphin #300, (regrets she is unable to make the NE Championships in Maine this summer) - Phoenix, Arizona - in Rosters

Apr 16 - update our Home Page to include the Dolphin 24 New England Championships, Camden Maine, July 27-29

Apr 15 - update from Cliff Dasco and Maya Elena -her mast and boom are getting a go fast paint job to get her ready for the Camden (Maine) Classic Cup/Dolphin 24 New England Championships - in Rosters; Update Dolphin 24 New England Championships, Camden Maine, July 27-29 - in Stories

Apr 14 - Cyclone Cook has been hitting New Zealand over the past 24 hours - gave us a chance to check out our new global wind monitering system - in Technical Section; Reminder - Camden Classic Cup/Dolphin 24 New England Championships July 27-29 - early registration discount, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Apr 9 - 36 days on the container ship - Spirit of Auckland - a 'cruise' from Melbourne, Australia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) by Klaus and Patricia Schmidt (MONIKA, Pacific Dolphin #301?) - in Stories

Apr 8 - Update from Klaus Schmidt and MONIKA, Pacific Dolphin #301?, Vancouver Island, Canada - in Rosters

Apr 7 - Windswept too, Yankee #245, is getting a modified cabin table - in Technical Section/Interiors

Apr 5 - We've been having some problems posting on the Forum (new hosting service) so we are announcing here WANTED, a good Dolphin trailer, by Barry Rynk. Go to his Misstress, Yankee #140, Wilmington/Marina del Rey, California - in Rosters; Scott Henry, Amaya, Yankee #95 comments on using his boom to lift his heavy outboard from the well - in Rosters and Technical Sections

Webmaster Information Request - Lazy Jacks. We are trying to gather comments from Dolphin Owners and others regarding pros/cons, personal experiences, set ups, etc. Please email same to RonBreault@cs.com

Apr 2 - Update Windswept too's barn project, Palmer, Alaska - in Technical Section

Apr 1 - No foolin, Fire Escape, Pacific Dolphin #299 is FOR SALE, Paradise, California - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Mar 31 - More on weather - heavy snow update from Paul Lugin, Windswept too, Yankee #246, Seldovia, Alaska - in Rosters

Mar 28 - Update on Cyclone Debbie from Alan Mountford and Blue Gum, Brisbane, Australia - in Rsters

Mar 26 - Ten years ago today we put up the cover page for this website - in Stories

Mar 24 - This is a first for this website - Your webmaster is up in Portland, Maine to go to the Maine Boatbuilders Show, and cruising aound Facebook early this morning came across this really incredible video that will go right to any Dolphin lover's heart. Click here to go there

Mar 20 - Update Lauren Palmer's Agape, Yankee #146, San Pedro, California - in Rosters; A cutter rig for a Dolphin? A discussion with Jerry Horan, Calmante, Yankee #210, Kona (Big Island) Hawaii - in Technical Section

Mar 19 - Sugar Bear, Yankee #162 was sold (exactly 2 years ago today - some things take a while...) Little Creek, Virginia - in Rosters

Mar 15 - New Wilmette Harbor Dolphin 24 Fleet Captains for 2017 Jim Griffith and Dan Hofstetter, d'Artagnan, Yankee #235 - in Stories

Mar 14 - New commentary on crew work - racing Dolphins - in Technical Section

Mar 13 - update Max Sheppard's Sea Fox, O'Day #35, Neenah, Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin - in Rosters

Mar 11 - update - engraved plates arrived for our trophies for New England Dolphin 24 Championships/Camden Classics Cup regatta, July 27-29, Camden, Maine - in Stories; update Sea Glass, Marscot/O'Day #29 has been SOLD, Wilmette, Illinois - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Mar 10 - Paul Lugin, Windswept, Yankee #245, sent in an interesting tip on a website offering global/local wind conditions - in Technical Section

Mar 9 - update Veninde, Shaw 24 FOR SALE Bristol, Rhode Island - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Mar 8 - update/postscript - the Ed Glover Award for the New England Dolphin 24 Championships/Camden Classics Cup regatta, July 27-29, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Mar 7 - update - the Ed Glover Award for the New England Dolphin 24 Championships/Camden Classics Cup regatta, July 27-29, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Mar 5 - update Permanent Trophy for the New England Dolphin 24 Championships/Camden Classics Cup regatta, July 27-29, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Mar 4 - update Savili, Lunn #200, pictures, Jonesport, Maine - in Rosters

Feb 27 - update New England Dolphin 24 Championships as part of the Camden Classics Cup regatta, July 27-29, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Feb 26 - update Charlie Drew's Yankee #71, Arion, Horseshoe Harbor, Larchmont, New York - in Rosters

Feb 25 - update Justin Flagg's Onward, Yankee # 207, Bellport, New York - in Rosters

Feb 23 - update Falcon 24 Festina Lente's homeport geography, Tamaki River, Auckland, New Zealand - in Rosters

Feb 21 - Joran and Helena Kikke checking in as the new owners of Festina Lente, a Falcon 24 in Auckland, New Zealand - in Rosters

Feb 20 - update New England Dolphin 24 Championships as part of the Camden Classics Cup regatta, July 27-29, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Feb 14 - update Maggie, Yankee #233, Portsmouth, New Hampshire - in Rosters

Feb 13 - update Makarios, Yankee #241- still needs work and will miss the Camden Classic Cup Regatta - Stockton Springs, Maine - in Rosters

Feb 12 - KALOKE, a Mermaid 24 has been cutup - she was one of only 2 known wood Dolphins - RIP, Guilford, CT - in Rosters and History Sections; update Camden Classic Cup Regatta, New England Championships, Camden, Maine - in Stories; update Jamie Weymouth's Dolphin, an early O'Day, Camden, Maine - in Rosters

Feb 11 - Update Dolphin Rendezvous, New England Championships? July 27-29 at the Camden Classic Cup Regatta, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Feb 10 - Update Dolphin Rendezvous planned July 27-29 at the Camden Classic Cup Regatta, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Feb 9 - Dolphin Rendezvous planned July 27-29 at the Camden Classic Cup Regatta, Camden, Maine - in Stories

Feb 6 - Maggie, Yankee # 233, updated FOR SALE ad, Portsmouth, New Hampshire - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Feb 4 - Blue Gum, S&S Falcon 24 FOR SALE, Brisbane, Australia - in Rosters and For Sale Sections

Feb 3 - Last chapter in Fiveon24, Blue Gum's cruise on the Queensland, Australia coast - in Stories; update Jim Homet's Maggie, Yankee #233, Portsmouth, New Hampshire - in Rosters

Jan 31 - photos and aerial map of the sailing area of Henry Fuller's Shaw 24, Galatea, Bras d'Or Lake in Nova Scotia, Canada - in Rosters

Jan 30 - update Finisterre, a Dolphin 24 gene provider - in History Section; Update Midget Ocean Racing Club - 1st Commodore Steve Corkery interview - in History Section; update Klaus Schmidt's MONIKA, Hull #301?, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - in Rosters

Jan 29 - Interesting research into the early days of the Midget Ocean Racing Club with contributions from its first Commodore, Steve Corkery - in History Section/MORC; Postscript update - commentary on TRINA from 1963 Sports Illustrated archives - in History Section/TRINA; Update Arlette, a Shaw 24 and her heavy weather sailing ability from that same Sports Illustrated article - in Rosters

Jan 25 - Report from Craig Burkhead on the sinking, and raising, of Aviva, a 1967 Yankee, Fortman's Marina, Almedea, California - in Rosters; Update Technical Section/Hoses - a sleepless night issue - in Technical Section

Reminder - for those interested in membership in the Sparkman & Stephens Association, you can join anytime but if you join by the end of this month you can still get your copy of the 2016 yearbook - click to go to our Dolphin page on this subject

Jan 21 - Report from Jerry Horan, Calmante, Yankee #210, Kona, Hawaii - in Rosters

Jan 17 - Spreader tips/Spreader angle discussion with Mike Zint, Grand Finale, Pacific Dolphin #300, Phoenix, Arizona - in Technical Section/Spars/Rigging and Rosters; Delivery report on Grand Finale's blade sail - her 'new' Atlantic jib - in Technical/Sails

Jan 16 - update from another Scott, this time Scott Shipman, and his Solace, Pacific Dolphin #280, Dunedin, Florida, plus a Google look at her sailing area - in Rosters

Jan 15 - update from Scott Henry and Amaya, Yankee #95, Alameda, California - in Rosters

Jan 14 - update from Jerry Slaughter and ROWDY, Marscot/O'Day #5, Corpus Christi, Texas - in Rosters; Update from Jay Picotte and Recovery, a Tripp built Dolphin, Newport, Rhode Island - in Rosters

Jan 12 - Update from Mike Friel and Makarios', Yankee #241, new battery compartment, cables, switch and panel - in Rosters and Technical Sections; Update from Rick Kennedy, Boethius, Yankee #149, and a tip about an interesting book, San Diego, California - in Rosters; Update and photos from Lon Zimmerman and Blue Dolphin, Yankee #246, Port Townsend, Washington - in Rosters

Jan 8 - Past owner Todd Wheaton, Yankee Dolphin 24 Karana, checking in - her last known homeport was Lake Conroe, Texas - in Rosters

Jan 7 - Dolphin 24, Shaw 24, S&S 24 and Falcon 24 owners and past owners. Please consider membership in the Sparkman & Stephens Association (your webmaster is a member). Click here to go to the page I put together to bring this to your attention - in Links and Stories Sections

Jan 2 - Update 2016 Website Statistics - in Home Section/Website Stats

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