Boat Name: Gallant, ex. Talizman, ex. S 58 Gallant
Sail: KC 10
Year Built: 1947
Designer: Arvid Laurin
Builder: Plym -Neglinge, Sweden
Owner: Rainer Muller
History: Built for Harry Nystrom by Plym in Neglinge, Sweden. Rebuilt by Jespersen Boatbuilders in 2004. Single cockpit configuration with original removable cabin. Imported to Canada in the late 50's by George Cuthbertson. Owned by Mr. Jako from 1973 to 2004. Recently dominant in the Puget Sound Fleet with several Lipton Cup, North American and other local wins. Gallant will reside in Europe for the next several years, at least, and recently competed in the 2013 World Cup at Flensburg, Germany, where she placed 7th of 24 entries, helmed by Don Martin.

2009 World Champion and winner of the Djinn Trophy at the 2009 World Cup in Newport, Rhode Island.
2011 World Cup in Helsinki - 2nd place of 46 entries - Eric Jespersen, helmsman.
2012 European Championships - Classics winner and recipient of the President Woodrow Wilson Trophy - Ross MacDonald, helmsman.
 
Photo barry van Leeuwen
Rob Carlow with the President Woodrow Wilson Trophy at the awards ceremony in Nynashamn.
 
Photos further below show Gallant during her restoration in Sidney, B.C. at Jespersen Boatbuilders. Lower down the page, photos of Talizman on Lake Ontario in the Summer 2001.

Photo by Dana Olsen

Gallant just over the Continental Divide on her way to Newport, R.I. for the 2009 World Cup. Ahead is US 90 Fokus3 and USA 123 Finnegan. Photo by Dana Olsen - all rights reserved.

Photo by Dana Olsen


Eric Jespersen gives her one last scrub down before hauling her 3000 miles to Sidney in October 2004. Nick Jako supervises.


Preparing to remove some frames and straps before restoration gets underway.

New frames in place and new galvanized steel floors. Note the keelbolts backed out of the lead in the foreground.

Bent Jespersen fine tunes a few frames before they go into the boat.

Bent fits a frame near the mast step.
The photos below show Gallant in Toronto in Summer 2001 fighting it out with lesser craft.