- Boat Name: Solenta
- Sail: USA 78
- Year Built: 1938
- Designer: Charles Nicholson
- Builder: Camper & Nicholson
- Owner: Kleppe Houston
- History: Originally K56 and built for brothers Eldon and
Kenneth Trimingham of Bermuda. Her initial racing took place
in Bermuda in the 1938 King Edward VII Gold Cup, then she competed
in the 1938 British-American Team Race with K55 Circe, K57
Erica, and K60 Vrana against US76 Rebel, US77 Fun, US80 Djinn
and US81 Goose on Long Island Sound.
Solenta and her sisters lost badly in this series, tumbling headlong
into the whirling blades of the Sparkman & Stephens machine.
After the war, Bryan Newkirk brought her to Toronto, renamed
her Buzzy after his grandson, and let Bill Gooderham sail her
to victory in the Canadian trials to determine who should represent
Canada at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. Realizing that Buzzy
would not be competitive in Europe, Newkirk bought S62
Trickson VI (now Buzzy II) in Stockholm and Gooderham and
his crew sailed her to Helsinki for the Olympic regatta. Solenta's
sister, Erica, has recently been donated
to the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle.