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Doug Peterson:



Air Affair US Chaser 29 197?, 197? Strait of Georgia Race, 136NM: 2e/?? IOR, Kit Davidson;
Picture from Facebook 2021,

K? Peterson ?, 1977 EDHEC: ?e/?, 1978 Cervantes Race: 4e, Aurore: DNF;
Aquatic NED Peterson 31 1976, renamed "La Belle Jans";
KA 2237 Peterson 197?, 1978 1st May, "Austral" and "Deception" in Toronto bay. Deception trailing is a Doug Peterson 1 tonner and Austral a Doug Peterson Half tonner", from Facebook 2021;

Blue Panther F Peterson ?, 1979 Nouméa-Port Vila: 9e/13 IOR, Philippe Rothery;
Buccaneer K 911 Contention 30 1977, 1977 Mai, Cervantes Trophy: 3e/5 Classe V, Saffery-Cooper, Tour de l'ile de Wight: 4e Classe VII;

Callibistris F? Peterson 1974;
Cardinal Sin
US 49400 Peterson North Star or Chaser 29 ?, 2018 still sailing in Long Beach;
picture from Peterson Facebook,
picture from Chaser 29 Internet page,
Casablanca KA H 69 Peterson 30 197?;
Contented Sole K? Contention 30 ?, 1978 Seine Bay Race: 2e; 1979 1er Cowes-Dinard et Semaine des Minquiers;
Contentius Frog K Contention 30 ?;
Country Girl IRL 5577 1977;

Equinoxe K? 1974;

Fair American USA Peterson ?, 1975 Half Ton Cup, Chicago: 19e/30;
Fascination F 7321 Contention 30 ?,
Fiction KA 2153 Peterson 30 1976;
Firulette II
A 1012 Peterson 30 1975;
Florin K 3270Y Contention 30 1978;
Foxy Lady CAN 34142 Chaser 29 1974, 1er Half 75;
Freedom US Peterson ?, 2020 17 June, "A container ship has spotted the recently abandoned sailboat Freedom drifting approximately 400 miles west of San Diego. On May 20, three sailors en route to Pillar Point abandoned the 30-ft sailboat amid what they described as “harsh sea conditions.” The USCG team who rescued the trio later issued a safety Marine Information Broadcast warning mariners about the unmanned vessel. Nearly a month later, Freedom has been seen still afloat with her shredded sails trailing off the deck. The USCG sent us this photo of the sailboat taken by crew on a passing container ship. Happily Freedom‘s crew is safe and sound, but we’re curious about the boat. What is it? We weren’t able to find out from the owners what kind of boat it is (other than a sailboat of course) and are unable to identify it from the photo above.";
Picture from USCG Team,

Gambit US Peterson 197?, 1975 Half Ton Nas: 4e/?, Half Ton Cup, Chicago: 16e/30, 1976 Half Ton Nas: 4e/?;
Green Dragon K 511 Peterson ?;

Half Measure KA S 999 Peterson 197?;
Hooded Man K Contention 30 ?;

Justice V US Chaser 29 197?, renamed "Orange Krait";
US Peterson 197?, 1980 Half Ton NAs: 4e/?;

La Belle Jans NED Peterson 31 1976, ex "Aquatic";
Ladybug US Peterson 197?;

Mistral K Contention 30 ?;
Mouth US Peterson 197? (Poseidon production hull, customized by OJ Young), 1976 Half Ton Nas: 1er/?;

North Star G 21 Peterson 1974;

Oooh Noo!! USA 8866 1977 Peterson 31, dériveur;
Orange Krait US Chaser 29 197?, ex "Justice V", From Sailing Anarchy "From the series that will never die. Where are they now? Here is my Dads boat - Orange Krait, a Peterson Designed Chaser 29 built to the IOR rule (originally named Justice V from RCYC) - has been part of the family for as long as I have been alive. The boat was never stock – modified right out of the shop in ’75 raced hard, de tuned for cruising, then set up for PHRF racing at Bronte Harbour Yacht Club. We sailed her so much over the 30 years on Lake Ontario most of the non-skid completely wore off and we recently did a complete re-fit. I still can’t believe I spent my vacations cruising on her sleeping in pipe births, they seemed so much more comfortable back then. In this photo we are leading in a TGIF race using some vintage matching sails just for fun – sorry for the bad sail trim I wasn’t alive the last time the blooper was flown on the boat. - Anarchist Cam";

Ran ? ? 1975, 2011 for sale, lying in Spain;

Scorcher K Contention 30 1978;
Scorpion US 67627 Peterson ?;
Sly Fox CAN 34142 Chaser 29 1974, ex "Foxy Lady";
US Peterson 197?, 1979 MORA Fall Series: 1er/??, Larry Edenso;
Sugar Magnolia
US 13777 Peterson 1974, à la half 74;

Sylla F 7147 Contention 30 1977, 2003 navigue à Brest, 2007 à 2012 à vendre;

Tarantula ? Contention 30 ?;

Vivace US Peterson 197?, 1976 SDYC Ton Cup: 1er/?? HT, 1977 SDYC Ton Cup: 1er/?? HT;

White Cavalier ? Peterson ?, 1977 South Pacific HTC: 8e/14, Warwick Caldwell;
Willem Tell K 5290 1975;

Xeito ESP Contention 30 ?;


Peterson 31, Picture from Facebook 2022,

Production boats:
Chaser 29
, Canada, built by Chaser Yacht Inc., Ontario, from 1975 to 1976, Length Overall 8.9 m Waterline Length 7.9 m Beam 3.1 m Draft 1.7 m Displacement 2,994 kg;
Contention 30, Southern Ocean Ltd (UK), Peterson, 1977-78;
Davidson 29, Peterson, présent à la HTC 90;
Peterson 30, ?, Peterson, 1975;
Peterson 31,
built by Sunship

and drawings,


1975 "Seahorse" magazine,

1977 February-March "Offshore" magazine,

From Michael Blaxell (2020), "for a Peterson half ton design, to be built in Sydney, to have you ready for the 1/2 ton cup in Sydney later that year. I presume they built Fiction. The prediction of the winning Peterson formula was a little misplaced."