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Donated by Greg Millbank, a member of the Nanaimo Yacht Club, these two Genoa sails are from a 65 year old wooden boat named "Evian". This vessel originally belonged to Charles Ullman of Newport Beach. Evian was designed by Bill Lapworth, an American naval architect. Charles Ullman was a well known ocean racer in the 1950s, and when he retired from ocean racing, he had Evian built in Hong Kong. 

Charles Ullman was the father of the famous sail maker Dave Ullman. The story goes that his father made him steer blindfolded when he was learning to sail. In an interview he stated that it served as a big help later on because he was able to use more senses than just sight, allowing him to do tactics and not have to concentrate on steering. This proved to be key to what successes he had later on, including national and world championships to name a few.

For many years, Evian cruised the deep seas, winning the Cruising Club of America trophy for the most deep sea miles sailed in a year on several occasions in the 1970s. The boat made several trips from Los Angeles to the Mediterranean, and one year, raced around Ireland. 

The current owner that donated these sails, has owned Evian for the last 18 years, and is the third owner. Their trips have been confined to most of the BC Coast.

The sails are both Genoas and where retired because of sun damage to the rear edges of the sails. The bright red and white sail is quite old, and the owner said that it has traveled to the Mediterranean as a light air sail. The other white Genoa is newer, and was one of  the owners favourites. Travelling to Alaska and up and down the coast many times.

Make:  65 year old wooden boat

Captain, Owner, Skipper: Greg Millbank

Where it sailed: This Vessel cruised the deep seas, winning the Cruising Club of America trophy for the most deep sea miles sailed in a year on several occasions in the 1970s. The boat made several trips from Los Angeles to the Mediterranean and has raced around Ireland

Sail Features: 2 Genoas, one sail with white features, one with blue. and red.

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