FLOTSA& M JETSAM
FAST AND FURIOUS
Narrow, swift and graceful,
Ruweida V is a restored 38-foot RClass sloop designed by Burgess, Swasey & Paine in 1926. A topto-bottom, year-long restoration began in 2011 under the skilled hands at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island, where she was replanked, redecked and rerigged. Since her return, Ruweida’s owner has raced her in competitions hosted by the New York Yacht Club, the Museum of Yachting and at Panerai events around Narragansett Bay, where she always finished on the podium.
Ruweida is double-planked with mahogany on cedar over white oak frames and is equipped with asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers, with the necessary rigging and hardware to fly them. She is listed at $137,500 with Sparkman & Stephens in Newport. sparkmanstephens.com
Changing headsails in more than 40 knots is probably the most difficult and dangerous change we have. Six guys hooked on with safety lines on the bow, trying to pull down the old jib. The boat is still logging up to 20 knots and suddenly a wave washes the bow, pushing the six big guys back at high speed. — Djuice Dragons skipper Knut Frostad, during the 2001-02 Volvo Ocean Race. The 2017-18 race kicks off from Alicante, Spain, Oct. 22. volvooceanrace.com