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The S2 9.1 Boat History

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The S2 9.1 Meter is a 30 foot sailboat designed originally by the naval architects Graham & Schlageter to maximize performance under the rules of the Midget Ocean Racing Club (MORC). Because the MORC rules require more extensive interior accommodations than many "all-out" racing boats, the S2 9.1 Meter features both comfortable cruising capabilities and excellent sailing performance.

A total of 128 hulls were produced by S2 Yachts of Holland, Michigan from 1983 through 1987

The Graham & Schlageter prototype, "Pinocchio", took first place in Class A at the 1981 MORC International Regatta. "Pinocchio" is still sailed on the Great Lakes by it's original owner who has been a regular member of the Class cince 1994. With the original design adapted for factory production, S2 9.1 Meters took the first four places in Class B at the MORC International Regatta in their first year of production in 1983. The following year saw S2 9.1 Meters place second, third and fourth in Class B.

Also in 1984, eight identically equipped S2 9.1 Meters were selected for the inaugural Liberty Cup Regatta in New York Harbor. The boats were sailed by some of the most famous and successful sailors in the world, representing nations around the globe. Ted Turner, Gary Jobson and Harold Cudmore skippered crews full of America's Cup talent through several ties in this widely publicized, match-racing event.

Today S2 9.1 Meters can be found in all areas of North America, with significant clusters in the Northeast, Florida, Midwest and Northwest. Many are still raced successfully, while others are cherished for their equally noteworthy cruising comforts. All are valued for the quality construction and seaworthiness.

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