- Boat Name: Hecate
- Sail: KC 15
- Year Built: 1938
- Designer: Charles Nicholson
- Builder: Camper & Nicholson
- Owner: Center
for Wooden Boats
- History: Originally named K 57 Erica. Designed and built
for Ronald Teacher to compete in the 1938 British American Team
Race, held on Long Island Sound with teammates K55 Circe, K56 Solenta, and K60 Vrana against US76
Rebel, US77 Fun, US80 Djinn and US81 Goose
on Long Island Sound. Erica and her sisters lost badly in this
series, tumbling headlong into the whirling blades of the Sparkman
& Stephens machine. Following the series, she came back to
Great Britain, where she competed mainly in Scotland, on the
Clyde. Erica made her way to Canada immediately following WWII,
sailing in Vancouver, Everett then Seattle. She has been well
maintained through the years, thanks to her former owners' careful
maintenence. Hecate's most recent owners, Ann Lichtenwalner and
Richard Langendoen, then donated her to the Center for Wooden
Boats, where she has recently been undergoing a return to her
original trim and sail plan, more or less.
- 6/22/99 Haulout and new rudder post installed. Deck is primed,
new rudder in process.
- 6/27/99 Deck is painted. New arrangement for the 'Devil's
Triangle' installed, complete with newly fabricated chainplate-tie
rod-mast step solution. Fabric for new sails has been cut. Commemorative
poster now available, will be posted here soon.
- 6/30/99 Commemorative K57 Erica Limited
Edition Lithograph now available.
- 7/1/99 Deck hardware is back on the boat. Mast should go
back in and new rudder installed today.