“I sailed from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1970 approximately. As I was told, Omer Dar (Dhar) (Capt.), leased the boat from somewhere on the west coast and took several people to the Society Islands on a paid cruise. I was hired as first mate. I lived and worked on the boat for several months.
I was told that the Fairweather was the first yacht to circumnavigate the world with a female skipper. Apparently her husband fell overboard at some point and she finished the trip without him. I’m not sure if that is true or not.
A few years later I saw Fairweather in Sausalito, CA, anchored in the Bay.
The Fairweather . . . . . was a very seaworthy ship and reminded you of a ship from the turn of the century. It was a great experience.” Brad Tomaso
Restored in 1982.
|Type of Boat:||2 Masted Gaff Schooner|
|Rig:||2 Masted Schooner|
|Built By:||Port Royal, Jamaica|
|LOA m / ft:||22m / 72'|
|LOD m / ft:||/|
|LWL m / ft:||17.5m / 57'|
|Beam m / ft:||4.5m / 14'9"|
|Draft m / ft:||2m / 6'6"|
|Displacement: 28 t|