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El Principo, US 47171
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197? plan Peterson, design #12

1974 8 June, North America Championship, Corpus Christi: 1er/28, Lowell NORTH
Picture and comment from Peterson website, "Did not go to Worlds. Probably the fastest QTs on the planet in 1974."

Photo by Doug. Sailing off San Diego via Peterson Facebook


From Facebook 2019,

2009 May from forum: "We know at least one of the three original Peterson/Eichenlaub pin tail QTs (Valkyrie) was cut up a few years ago. No one seems to know where the other two are ("Tickled Pink" and "El Principio")"; 

Picture from Dutch QT Facebook 2015,

Picture and comment from Dutch QT Facebook 2017: "Twenty-eight boats sailed in the two classes with most of the fleet and the competition concentrated in the 24-boat Quarter Ton Class. Sailmaker Lowell North of San Diego sailing the Doug Peterson-designed 'El Principio' put together two firsts and a third in short races, a sixth in the 70-mile medium-distance race, and a first in the 150-mile long-distance race to edge John Mueller's Peterson-designed 'Tickled Pink' with Bob Chilton's 'Truckin' Machine' third. 'Tickled Pink' led 'El Principio' by 2 3/8 points at the start of the final race over an Olympic course, but in moderate winds North finished first while 'Tickled Pink' dropped to fourth to give 'El Principio' the NAYRU Championship by less than a point"