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#ClassicBoats - WoodenBoat magazine has put out an appeal for any leads as to the whereabouts of Windflower, a two-masted sailboat sold in Los Angeles nearly 60 years ago and whose trace has since been lost.

The EP Hart-designed, 45-foot yawl was build in the UK in 1928 and by the 1950s had found its way to the US west coast, specifically Los Angeles where it was sold by Peter Tangvald in 1959.

With no trail to follow from this sale, the magazine turned to social media for clues — and may have found a lead from a reader who believes they saw the boat, or one very much like it, in Dun Laoghaire Marina around the year 2000.

If you can confirm this sighting or have any other relevant information, get in touch with WooodenBoat’s Facebook page or have your say in the comments below.

Published in Historic Boats

William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago

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