The Ocean Story Boat
Previously known by the names, Creightons Naturally, FCF Challenger and Ocean Greyhound, this maxi racing sloop was built in 1979 by Southern Ocean Shipyards for the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
The yacht is in the midst of being transformed into the Ocean Story Boat, which will be covered in ocean images, stories and messages from people from all around the world, your stories and messages.
You can help us to ask the world “What Kind of Waves Are We Making?” Simply ….
Please join the campaign to support The Race for the Oceans by uploading Your Ocean Story or Message. All stories and messages will be available on the site, as many as possible will go on to the hull and sails of the boat, and the very best will be invited to be a part of a film production for the Ocean Story campaign.
Design Doug Petersen & David Alan-Williams
Build Southern Ocean Shipyards
Rig Masthead cutter/sloop
Overall length 80ft (24m)
Waterline 70ft (21m)
Beam 20ft 6ins (6.2m)
Draft 12ft 6ins (3.8m)
Mast height 100ft (30.5m)
Sail Area Upwind 3,400 sq ft (320 sq m)
Downwind 6,000 sq ft (560 sq m)
Berth 23create a wave