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last update: 1983
1982 Plan Peterson, built by Baltic Yachts in Finland, LOA 79.5ft


1981 November, Construction of the 79.5ft yacht began at Baltic Yachts, with a foam sandwich layup using aircraft-grade balsa, providing greater flexibility in weight distribution. The deck was built in S-glass over carbon fibre beams. The yacht weighed in at 75,000lb, the lightest maxi in the world at that time (although with the addition of ballast she measured with exactly the same displacement as Jim Kilroy's Kialoa IV). The mast and hydraulics were by Stearn Sailing Systems, sails were by Hoods and a titanium rudder was supplied by Solimar of Italy.

1982 Launching, picture from RB Sailing Blog,

Runt Gotland Race Holland: ?e/?, Jan PEHRSSON
Maxi Cup in Sardinia: ?e/?
Middle Sea Race: ?e/?

1983 February, SORC, Florida: ?e/6 Class A, dismasted
Avril "L'Année Bateaux",

May "Yachting",

August, Fastnet Race: ?e/?
Maxi World Championships: ?e/?

Picture from Sailing Anarchy Forum,

Picture and comment from Peterson Website, "Very fast out of the box compared to the Holland 80s, especially in the light. Even though she was not optimized and had a very nice interior, she was 3rd in her first race at the SORC, and was leading her second race when she dropped her rig. In the Maxi Regatta following the SORC she won, then went back to Europe and disappeared. Rumors are her owner’s cash flow problems stopped her development and racing career."