Tuesday, July 13, 2010

100th birthday celebration of FAME

On Sunday, July 11th, Dennis Conner hosted the 100th birthday celebration of FAME at San Diego Yacht Club. This 40 foot schooner has been Dennis’ latest project, saving her from near ruin when he brought her to San Diego from Chicago in March.

Now refurbished, she is perfect, really beautiful, and fully deserving of a party that used as its platform the replica of the 139-foot yacht AMERICA that won the historic, Royal Yacht Squadron's "100 Guinea Cup" race around the Isle of Wight.

As for his plans for FAME, Dennis only said, “I plan to sail her.”

AMERICA hosting the party

Dennis entertaining the guests

Daintry Conner blowing out FAME's birthday candle

She's ready

Crew wearing clothing from 1910

Lisa Leweck joining her husband in his laborous duties as Scuttlebutt editor

Photos by Bob Grieser

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At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

"laborous duties" Ha!


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