Wonderful Ocean racer built by Henry Hinkley in 1956 in PERFECT CONDITIONS
The yacht was built for Hal Haskellof Wilmington, Delaware.
Her first name was Venturer. Among the racing records of this S&S yawl there was an elapsed time record on the 1963 Bermuda Race under the new name Audacious and a second place at the Transpac.
Back on the East Coast, she cruised up north to Alaska and back on the East Coast took part few times to the Antigua Sailing Week where she holds the record of 3 victories in elapsed time for Classic Yachts in 1990-1992-1993 and the first over all in 1989.
Windigo arrived in Mediterranean sea in the early 2000.
In 2004 Windigo received a prestigious restoration by the Classic Yachts Management and Cantiere Sangermani. It was a respectfull and philologic operation. All the inside parts were carefully removed, checked all parts, restored and put back together allowing the passage of new idraulic- electric systems. A new teak deck was layed on best plywood. A new 175 Yanmar engine was installed. New masts, standing and running rigging.
Following the restoration Windigo took part to some important races and had excellent results, like a third at Argentario Sailing Week 2006. At the Capraia race 2005 and 2006 she was first of her class and overall,Third over at the Mahon-Porto Rotondo in 2006; and she won the CIM Championshipin 2006. A new session of restoration at Cantieri dell'Argentario in 2013 where all the mahogany hull planking was completely changed with thorough check, restoration or new construction where needed of frames and floors. Total fastening in silicon bronze screws.
The yacht is perfectly maintained.
New batteries in 2017. New fridges in 2018
Along with Windigo elegant lines and powerfull sailplan, she offers very comfortable accommodations in 3 private owner/guests staterooms and a total of 14 bunks very useful for ocean racing.The yacht’s full width main saloon comfortably seats 8 at the gimballed dining table. Galley and crewquarters are forward and can be completely separated.
The windowed doghouse provides a cozy retreat from the weather and allow the vision on deck and at sea.
The deck space is wide and very vcomfortable when racing, cruising or at anchor.
Yanmar 175 hp engine, genset 15kw, radar Furuno, B&G full electronics including autopilot, Epirb, 200 lt/h watermaker.
Sails: 1 North Mainsail - good
1 Quantum Sail Mainsail: good
3 Spinnaker: very good
1 Gennaker: good
Genoa 1-2-3 good
Yankee, Staysail, Mizzen, Mizzenstaysail: all in good state, all North 2006