Yacht spray started her life as an oyster fishing sloop. 11.2m long, 4.3 m wide sailing boat was at the end of her carreer when she was taken by Joshua Slocum.
The boat was offered him by his friend captain Eben Pierce. She needed a major overhaul. After rebuilt, Slocum did not change the name of the boat, she remained as “Spray”. And she was rebuilded to sail single-handed around the world, which was the voyage of its kind.
For this purpose, Spray’s rigging was specially equipped to maintain its course. Otherwise it would be physically impossible for Slocum to sail around the world.
Slocum published his sailing logs and memories in 1900 as “Sailing alone around the world”. The book became an immediate success and also influenced other travelers.
Unfortunately in November 1909, Captain Slocum and his beloved boat Spray were lost.
The model yacht plans have two alternatives in the files. They both are clear and understandable. There are also some information about the boat and Captain Slocum. The yacht Spray may be lost, but you are the ones who found her again.