|Launched||1973 (date of contract July 72)|
|Owner||Paul Kenna & Joanne Law|
|Configuration||Single Spreader Short Rig Central Volvo MD2|
|Colour||White Hull Light Blue Deck|
|Berthed||RYCV Williamstown, Victoria|
|Fit Out||by Halvorsens|
|Previous Owners||Bryan Clague (? – Aug 2009), Greg Mconville (sail no M678, berthed at Yaringa, Mornington Vic, to July 2015)|
The Yacht’s Story
Misty was built by Swarbricks in late 1972 and the shell shipped over to Sydney where she was fitted out by Trevor Gowland who worked for Halvorsen’s shipyard. The Swarbicks records show Gowland, Trevor (Sydney agent) as the original buyer. Col Barling (Morning Magic) states Misty has a plaque on the bulkhead stating she was fitted out by Halvorsen’s in 1973, which confirms she is hull no 13.
From Paul Kenna, Nov 2016:
Joanne and I have been working on Misty to bring her back to her former standards. She was originally set up as a race boat and her creature comforts were a little Spartan. Our main target is to get her up to Cat 2 so we can participate in offshore races, probably double handed. We are at Cat 3 presently and have all the gear for Cat 1 or 2 including a new Icon HF radio, AIS, and life raft – just need to fit the radio etc. Other big change will be to the helm – the wheel steering locks the helmsman away from the ropes and makes it difficult to sail short handed. We are looking to move back to tiller steering later this season and this will mean a change in traveller location, and give us a much bigger and more useable cockpit area.
Photo: Col Barling (Morning Magic)