Boat Name: "Sprig"
Sail: US 43
Year Built: 1930
Designer: Clinton Crane
Builder: Henry Nevins, City Island, NY
Owner: Greg Stewart and Mike Thomas
History: Built to Rule 2, with her rig later modified by S&S in the mid 30's to take advantage of the 1934 updates to the Rule. Owners Greg Stewart and Mike Thomas put in a tremendous amount of work to make 'Sprig' as beautiful now as she ever has been. She carries her original 3 spreader, 1 jumper rig and bright finish boom. Besides being taken down to bare wood inside and out, Sprig received full length epoxy soaked e-glass splines.This method has been successfully employed for 20 years by many Pacific Coast (PC) Class boats in San Diego. She has 3 cockpits and not even the helmsman gets a seat. Sprig travelled to Seattle in 2001 and 2002 and was always in the hunt. She placed second in the 2002 Lipton Cup and 4th in the 2002 North Americans. Sprig is very active in the San Diego Ancient Mariner events and is based at San Diego Yacht Club. Sprig received a new deck and other refurbishment and was relaunched in October 2005. Sprig is the most far-flung member of the Puget Sound Six Meter Association and recently competed at the 2009 World Cup in Newport, Rhode Island. In order to qualify for the Baum + Koenig Trophy at the 2009 Worlds, Sprig ordered a full suit of Dacron sails to replace her modern versions. She ended 13th of 24 and took home the KSSS trophy for the highest placing Rule 1 or 2 (unmodified keel) boat at the Worlds.

Sprig World Cup Update 1
Sprig World Cup Update 2
Sprig World Cup report in Albatross

Galleries:
Relaunching on the eve of her 75th birthday - a Jubilee year.
2006 San Diego 20 Guinea Cup Gallery
2007 Mid winter shots by Bob Grieser
 
Sprig at the Lipton Cup 2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What a mast!